Ralph Radley

29 August 1914–1 August 1995 (Age 80)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Ralph

When Ralph Radley was born on 29 August 1914, in Illinois, United States, his father, Nickolas Radley, was 21 and his mother, Martha Jetke, was 19. He married Catherine Prosser on 21 November 1940, in Cook, Illinois, United States. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 1 August 1995, at the age of 80.

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Ralph Radley
Catherine Prosser
Marriage: 21 November 1940

Spouse and Children


    Catherine Prosser


21 November 1940
Cook, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings







    Louise Martha Radley


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 5

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so named, from Old English rēad ‘red’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. There are places so called in Berkshire and Devon.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ralph Radley in household of Nicholas Radley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ralph Radley in household of Nicholas Badley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph N Radley in household of Nicholas Radley, "United States Census, 1930"

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