Ralph Ray Vanosdol

20 November 1899–30 June 1985 (Age 85)
Jet, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Ralph Ray

When Ralph Ray Vanosdol was born on 20 November 1899, in Jet, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Oliver Morton Van Osdol, was 34 and his mother, Ella I Little, was 27. He married Lovest Helen Stover on 10 December 1924, in Garfield, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Coldwater Township, Grant, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 30 June 1985, in Jet, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Jet, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Ray Vanosdol
1899–1985
Lovest Helen Stover
1904–1994
Marriage: 10 December 1924
James Van Osdol
1925–1989
James E Vanosdol
1926–
William Ray Vanosdol
1928–

Spouse and Children

    Male1899–1985Male

    Lovest Helen Stover

    Female1904–1994Female

MARRIAGE
10 December 1924
Garfield, Oklahoma, United States
children

(3)

    James Van Osdol

    Male1925–1989Male

    James E Vanosdol

    Male1926–Male

    William Ray Vanosdol

    Male1928–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Male1890–1958Male

    James Earl Van Osdol

    Male1893–1918Male

    George Alvin Van Osdol

    Male1896–1930Male

    Male1899–1985Male

    Edith L. Vanosdol

    Female1903–Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1905 · The Sequoyah Constitutional Convention

Age 6

The Sequoyah Constitutional Convention was held on August 21, 1905, to attempt to secure statehood for Indian Territory, or the State of Sequoyah. The proposed state was in the area which is now the south-eastern portion of modern-day Oklahoma. The proposal was to create a state which would secure Indian control of their lands. A 35,000 word constitution was created which laid the groundwork for the future Oklahoma Constitution. Congress would not consider the statehood bill and it was rejected. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Altered form of Dutch Van Oostdal, a topographic name for someone from somewhere known as the ‘east valley’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ralph R Van Osdal, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph R Vanosdol, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph Van Osdol in household of Ollie M Van Osdol, "United States Census, 1910"

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