Ralph Orwin Strickler

1897–1982 (Age 85)
Roseville, Warren, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ralph Orwin

When Ralph Orwin Strickler was born on 29 January 1897, in Roseville, Warren, Illinois, United States, his father, Willard Maxey Strickler, was 25 and his mother, Ida May Torrence, was 23. He married Mary C. Coghill on 17 May 1919, in Warren, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Point Pleasant Township, Warren, Illinois, United States for about 40 years. He died on 9 June 1982, in Roseville, Warren, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Roseville, Warren, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Orwin Strickler
Mary C. Coghill
Marriage: 17 May 1919
Fanny Irene Strickler
Ralph Edwin Strickler
Martha Jane Strickler

Spouse & Children

17 May 1919
Warren, Illinois, United States


  • Fanny Irene Strickler


  • Ralph Edwin Strickler


  • Martha Jane Strickler


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 13

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

German (Rhineland): variant of Stricker .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ralph Strickler in household of Willard Strickler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ralph O Strickler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ralph Strickler, "United States Census, 1940"

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