Ralph Boyd

29 July 1936–30 November 1996 (Age 60)
Berrien, Georgia, United States

The Life of Ralph

When Ralph Boyd was born on 29 July 1936, in Berrien, Georgia, United States, his father, Wesley J. Boyd, was 26 and his mother, Wilise Matilda Corbitt, was 27. He lived in District 1224, Clinch, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 30 November 1996, at the age of 60, and was buried in Nashville, Berrien, Georgia, United States.

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Wesley J. Boyd
Wilise Matilda Corbitt
Ander Jackson Boyd
Ralph Boyd
James Wesley Boyd

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 6

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 19

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the island of Bute in the Firth of Clyde, the Gaelic name of which is Bód (genitive Bóid).

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

Sources (3)

  • Ralph Boyd in household of Wesley James Boyd, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph Boyd, "Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998"
  • Ralph Boyd, "Find A Grave Index"

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