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Ralph Mercer Brown

Ralph Mercer Brown

Male 1893 - 1983  (89 years)

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  • Name Ralph Mercer Brown  [1, 2, 3
    Born 31 Oct 1893  Noblesville, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died Jan 1983  San Francisco, San Francisco Cnty, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I5216  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 31 May 2010 

    Father Oliver Kay Brown,   b. Jul 1863, Cook Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Rosa Lee Brandt,   b. Oct 1870, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 29 Sep 1892  Washington Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 6
    Family ID F1681  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lois Richmond,   b. 5 Feb 1909, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1978, Los Angeles Cnty, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Y  [2
    Children 
     1. Nancy Brown,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Barbara Brown,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F1883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1900 census lists Ralph as a 6-yr old boy, born October 1873 in Indiana, living with his parents and brother, together with his maternal uncle Carl D. Brandt. «i»1900 U.S. Census«/i», 36th Dist, San Fransisco, San Fransisco Cnty, CA (T 623, Roll 103, stamped p. 22).

      The 1910 census lists Ralph as a 16-yr old boy, born in Indiana, living with his parents and brother in San Fransisco. «i»1910 U.S. Census«/i», San Fransisco, San Fransisco Cnty, CA (T 624, Roll 97, stamped p. 148).

      According to his World War I draft registration card, Ralph Mercer Brown, 23, was born 31 Oct 1893 in Noblesville, Indiana. He was an unmarried farmer who was supporting his grandmother. He was of medium hight, medium build, and blue eyes and light colored hair. The registration card was completed 5 Jun 1917 in Tualatin Cnty, OR.

      In 1920 the census shows his father Oliver K, 58 (born in Illinois), living with Rosa L, 49 (Virginia), their two sons, Ralph, 26 (Indiana) and Robb, 21 (California), and his maternal grandmother "Margaret Eldridge," 73 (Germany; and indicating that she emigrated to the U.S. in 1850). Oliver is listed as a merchant of "cabinets"; Ralph, as a furniture store bookkeeper; and Robb, as a truck driver. «i»1920 U.S. Census, «/i»Assembly Dist. 26, Prct 66, San Francisco, San Francisco Cnty, CA (T 625, Roll 135, stamped p. 263).

      According to the Social Security Death Index, Ralph Brown (SSN 549-22-3378; issued in California) was born 31 Oct 1893 and died in Jan 1983 in while living in San Francisco, CA.

  • Sources 
    1. [S315] CA Census 1900, San Fran, 36-D |, California, San Francicsco Cnty, San Fransisco, 36th Dist, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T623, Roll 103, p. 22) (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S304] Flora Campbell |, Flora & Eva Campbell, "Family Chart" (abt 1960), (Flora and Eva Campbell; copy possessed by William C. Snouffer).

    3. [S378] WW I Draft Cards, U.S. Selective Service System, "World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", (U.S. Selective Service System, The National Archives, Washington, D.C.; Online database: http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482).

    4. [S281] Social Security|, U.S. Social Security Admin., Social Security Death Index, (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693).

    5. [S302] Sherwood [OR] News|, Sherwood Valley News (Jan 1911 - Oct 1951), (Sherwood Valley News, Sherwood, Oregon [microfilmed copies available through the Univ. of Oregon Newspaper Project, Reference: OCLC 36312780]), 31 Aug 1939 (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S303] Washington Cnty, OR Marriage Records|, May R. Lepschat & G.S. Balfour, "Washington County Oregon Records, Marriage Records, 1881-1896", (Genealogy Forum of Portland, Portland, OR : 1972), (vol. 2, p. 65) (Reliability: 2).