Ralph Norris Small Sr.

20 June 1889–21 September 1953 (Age 64)
Oxon Hill, Prince George's, Maryland, United States

The Life of Ralph Norris

When Ralph Norris Small Sr. was born on 20 June 1889, in Oxon Hill, Prince George's, Maryland, United States, his father, Francis Herbert Small, was 25 and his mother, Annie Amelia Norris, was 23. He married Bernice Beatrice Dray on 17 December 1919, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in District 6, Prince George's, Maryland, United States for about 10 years and Temple Hills, Prince George's, Maryland, United States in 1953. He died on 21 September 1953, in Martinsburg, Berkeley, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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Ralph Norris Small Sr.
Bernice Beatrice Dray
Marriage: 17 December 1919
Eleanor Small

Spouse and Children

17 December 1919
Washington, District of Columbia, United States


    Eleanor Small


Parents and Siblings

    Francis Herbert Small


    Annie Amelia Norris




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Daughters of the American Revolution Founded

Age 1

"On October 11, 1890, the ""Daughters of the American Revolution"" is founded by Mary Desha, Mary Smith Lockwood, Ellen Hardin Walworth, and Eugenia Washington."
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a person of slender build or diminutive stature, from Middle English smal ‘thin’, ‘narrow’.2 Translation of equivalents in other European languages, such as German Klein and Schmal , French Petit .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph N Small, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ralph M Small Sr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph N Small, "United States Census, 1940"

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