George Social Ralph

7 March 1851–22 August 1920 (Age 69)
Lake Zurich, Lake, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of George Social

When George Social Ralph was born on 7 March 1851, in Lake Zurich, Lake, Illinois, United States, his father, John Social Rolph, was 28 and his mother, Diantha Sophia Whitney, was 19. He married Hannah Clarissa Sophia Kinney about 1885, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Rockville Election Precinct, Kane, Utah, United States in 1870 and Freedom, Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1880. In 1920, at the age of 69, his occupation is listed as farmer in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States. He died on 22 August 1920, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Social Ralph
Hannah Clarissa Sophia Kinney
Marriage: about 1885
Sophia Ralph
Elvira Viola Ralph
Amanda Elizabeth Rolph
Carrie Ruth Rolph

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1885Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1854: Nebraska Territory, United States 1854: Washington, Nebraska Territory, United States 1856: Douglas, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Douglas, Nebraska, United States
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Anglo-Norman and Middle English Raulf, Ralf, an Old French form of ancient Germanic Radulf (from rād ‘counsel, advice’ + wulf ‘wolf’), hence the usual latinization of the name as Radulfus. Ralph was a common personal name among the Normans and from the mid 13th century among the native English. Almost 7% of men in the late 14th century were named Ralph. It was pronounced in a variety of ways, giving rise to a large number of different surnames. Ralf could be shortened to Raff, hence the surname Raff and possibly Raffel . Raulf was sometimes shortened to Raul, giving us Rall and Rawlin (see Rawling ). It also appears as Rauf, which was often shortened to Rau, hence the surnames Rawe and Rawkin (‘young Ralph’), as well as Haw , Hawkins , Daw and Dawkins , derived from rhyming pet forms. In late Middle English the diphthong -au- was sometimes simplified to long -a-, later pronounced ‘ay’ as in modern English day, which accounts for Rafe. This pronunciation of the personal name Ralph is still occasionally found in modern times. Ralph is a learned spelling of Ralf that became common in the 16th century. In Anglo-Norman and Middle English usage, the rarer personal name Rolf was sometimes confused with Ralf, which explains why Ralf is an alternative source for Rolf , Rowe , Dow , and their derivatives.

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

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    Story Highlight

    1880 Census, Salt River Valley, Oneida County, Idaho

    John Social Rolph "J. S. Rolph", 57, a stock raiser, is recorded with Diantha, 45, his wife, and 6 of their children: George, 29; "J. J." , 23; Albert F, 20; Edward E, 19; Anna; 17; Justin, 15. Emil …

    Sources (12)

    • George Rolph in household of J S Rolph, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Geo Rolph in entry for Frederick J Robertson and Elvira Canedo, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • George Ralph, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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