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
Lovest Helen Stover
Marriage: 10 December 1924
James Van Osdol
James E Vanosdol
William Ray Vanosdol

Spouse and Children


    Lovest Helen Stover


10 December 1924
Garfield, Oklahoma, United States


    James Van Osdol


    James E Vanosdol


    William Ray Vanosdol


Parents and Siblings




    James Earl Van Osdol


    George Alvin Van Osdol



    Edith L. Vanosdol


+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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