Ralph Roy Pierce

Ralph Roy Pierce[1]

Male 1898 - 1965  (67 years)

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  • Name Ralph Roy Pierce 
    Born 13 Mar 1898  Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 2 
    Pierce, Frank Orlando and Family
    Pierce, Frank Orlando and Family
    1900 U. S. Federal Census, Hamilton County, Indpendence Township, Iowa; Frank O. Pierce, Mabel C. (Brewer) Pierce; Elsie Welch, sister of Mabel; Edward W. Brewer, Brother of Mabel; Children: Gladys R. and Ralph R. Pierce
    Census 19 June 1905  Connolly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1905 Minnesota State Census 
    Age: 7 
    Pierce, Frank O. Family in the 1905 Minnesota State Census
    Pierce, Frank O. Family in the 1905 Minnesota State Census
    Frank O. Pierce, Mabel Clair Brewer Pierce, Gladys, Ralph Roy, Glen E., and Leta (Fern?) Pierce
    Census 3 May 1910  Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Pierce, Frank O.  1910 U. S. Federal Census, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Pierce, Frank O. 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Frank O. Pierce; his wife, Mabel Clair Brewer Pierce; his family: Gladys, Ralph, Glen, Leta, and Mildred Pierce
    World War I Draft Card 12 Sep 1918  Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 20 
    Pierce, Ralph Roy
    Pierce, Ralph Roy
    World War I Draft Registration Card
    Census 28 Jan 1920  Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Pierce, Frank O.  1920 U. S. Federal Census, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Pierce, Frank O. 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Frank O. Pierce; his wife, Mabel Clair Brewer Pierce; his family, Gladys, Ralph, Leta, Mildred, Lois, and Merle.
    Census 1930  Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Age: 32 
    Pierce, Ralph Roy
    Pierce, Ralph Roy
    1930 U. S. Federal Census
    Census 1940  Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    1940 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 41 
    Pierce, Ralph R.  1940 U. S. Federal Census; Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Pierce, Ralph R. 1940 U. S. Federal Census; Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Ralph R. Pierce; his wife Alice A. W. Pierce; their children: Dorothy, Frank, Annette; Hired Hands: Quinton Berndt, Telbert Thompson, and servant, Dorothy Kean.
    Died 21 Mar 1965  Dakota Hospital, Fargo, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Buried 29 Mar 1965  Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Obituary 1 Apr 1965  The Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I422  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2012 

    Father Frank Orlando Pierce,   b. 29 Aug 1873, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1951, St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Mabel Clair Brewer,   b. 14 Jun 1876, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1958, St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1896  Webster City, Hamilton, County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    50th Wedding Anniversary 1 Jan 1946  ABC Trailer Court, McAllen, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    55th Wedding Anniversary 1 Jan 1951  ABC Trailer Court, McAllen, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Photos
    Pierce, Frank O. and Mabel C. Brewer Pierce
    Pierce, Frank O. and Mabel C. Brewer Pierce
    Parents of Gladys, Ralph, Glen, Leta, Lois, Merle, Mildred, and Kenneth Pierce
    Pierce, Leta
    Pierce, Leta
    Unknown Place and Date, but probably before 1924 when she died.
    Pierce, Mildred Ruth
    Pierce, Mildred Ruth
    Mother of Dale L. and Merle R. Lange
    Pierce, Lois
    Pierce, Lois
    Possible High School Graduation Picture
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Adeline Welharticky,   b. 22 Oct 1903, Breckenridge, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1989, Wahpeton, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Dorothy Eleanor Pierce,   b. 10 May 1930, Wahpeton, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 2017, CHI St. Francis Nursing Home, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Frank Pierce,   b. 6 Feb 1933, Wahpeton, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 2017, Sheyenne Crossing, Fargo, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
     3. Ralph Roy Pierce,   b. August 20, 1940, St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Annette M. Pierce,   b. 7 Oct 1938, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 2017, AngelsGrace Hospice, Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
    Photos
    Pierce, Ralph R. and Alice A. Welharticky
    Pierce, Ralph R. and Alice A. Welharticky
    Possible Wedding Picture
    Family ID F194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Pierce, Frank O.  1920 U. S. Federal Census, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Pierce, Frank O. 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Frank O. Pierce; his wife, Mabel Clair Brewer Pierce; his family, Gladys, Ralph, Leta, Mildred, Lois, and Merle.

  • Notes 
    •        In the 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Ralph Pierce, the son of Frank O. and Mabel Brewer (Pierce), is a two year old white, single male. He lives with his parents Frank O. and Mabel C. He was born in Iowa of parents that were both born in Iowa, in March of 1898. He also lives with a sister, Gladys, an uncle, Edward W. Brewer, and Elsie Welch, a step-sister of Mabel. Elsie is a teacher. [FOP 10.]
             In the 1905 Minnesota State Census, Ralph Roy Pierce is a seven year old, white, single male. He was born in Iowa of parents who were also both born in Iowa. He has been a resident of Wilkin County, Connelly Township for four years and three months. He lives with his parents, Frank and Mabel Pierce, and two sisters, Gladys and Leta (Fern?) Pierce, and a brother, Glen E. He does not have a designated occupation. [FOP 13.]
             In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Ralph Pierce, the son of Frank O. and Mabel Pierce, is a 12 year old single, white, male. He was born in Iowa of parents who were also born in Iowa. He is in school and can read, write, and speak English. He has four other family siblings: Gladys, Glen, Leta, and Mildred. He has no profession. [FOP 09.]
             On September 12, 1918, Ralph R. Pierce registered for the military draft. The information that he provided is as follows:
      Name: Ralph Roy Pierce
      Permanent Address: Breckenridge, Minn.
      Date of Birth: March 13, 1898
      Age: 20
      Race: White
      Citizenship: Native Born
      Occupation: Farming
      Employer: F. O. Pierce
      Place of Employment: At Home
      Nearest Relative: F. O. Pierce
      Address: Breckenridge, Minn.
      Height: Medium
      Build: Medium
      Color of Eyes: Blue
      Color of Hair: Light Brown [RRP 06.]
             In the 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Ralph Pierce, the son of Frank O. and Mabel Pierce, is a 23 year old, single, white, male. He can read, write, and speak English. He was born in Iowa, as were his parents. He is a farm salesman, selling home farms. [FOP 08.]
             In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Ralph R. Pierce is a 36 [32] year old, white, married male. He is married to Alice A. Welharticky, probably for two or three years (numbers indicate otherwise, but they also do not make sense). He was born of parents who were both born in Iowa. He owns his own home and a radio. He lives on a farm in Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota, with his wife, Alice, and a farm laborer, William Coleman. He reads, writes, and speaks English. He is a farmer in general farming; he is at work at the time of the census. He has not been in any U. S. Military organization. [RRP 08.]
             In the 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Ralph Roy Pierce is a 41 year old, married male. He was born in Iowa, but since 1935, he has lived in the same place (Minnesota). He lives on a farm and owns his own house, worth $2,000. He is married to Alice Welharticky. He is not attending school, but has finished eight grades. He is at work on his farm; he is a farmer. From March 24-30, 1940, he worked 84 hours. During 1939, he worked 52 weeks during the year. He did not take income of $50 or more from sources other than money from wages or salary. He is an employer. He employs two hired hands: Quinton Berndt and Telbert Thompson, as well as Dorthy Kean. He lives with his wife, Dorothy, and three children: Dorothy, Frank, and Annette. The family lives in Connolly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota. [RRP 09.]
             From a note of Annette M. Pierce, a daughter:
             "[Ralph] farmed in the Breckenridge area, then ran a trucking company out of Fargo (Pierce Trucking). He moved to Frazee, Minnesota, where he again farmed." [RRP 03.]
             Obituary, The Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa, April 01, 1965
             Ralph Pierce, 67, former Webster City resident, died Sunday, March 21, at Fargo, N.D.
             Funeral services for Mr. Pierce were help at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 28 at the Foster Funeral home with the Rev. Harvey Prinz officiating and with burial in Graceland cemetery
             Organ music was supplied by Mrs. William Steinbruch.
             Pallbearers were Merrill Pierce, M. J. Lebrands, Elston Downs, Robert Richey, Charles Seiser and Sterling McKee.
             A former Webster City resident, Mr. Pierce was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pierce of this community. for many years after moving from the Webster City community, he had resided at Breckenridge and Frazell (sic), Minn.
             Mr. Pierce is survived by two sons, three daughters and two sisters. [RRP 05.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1387] Ralph Roy Pierce, death certificate no. 65-1049 (21 March 1965), North Dakota Department of Health, Bismarck, North Dakota. [RRP 01.].

    2. [S1388] Ralph Roy Pierce, North Dakota death certificate 65-1049. [RRP 01.].

    3. [S62] Frank O. Pierce household, 1900 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Independence Township, ED 106, SD 10, sheet 7, dwelling 136, family 136; National Archives micropublication T 623, roll 435, page 112. [FOP 10.].

    4. [S7945] Frank O. (P) Pierce, 1905 Minnesota State Census, Wilkin County, Minnesota, Connelly Township; Minnesota State Census, roll 162, line 11. [Ancestry.com. (2007). Minnesota Territorial and State Census, 1849-1905 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc.] [FOP 13.].

    5. [S1393] Frank O. Pierce household, 1910 U.S. census, Wilkin County, Minnesota, Connelly township, ED 268, SD 9, sheet 9B, dwelling 133, family 133; National Archives micropublication T624, roll 726, page 260. [FOP 09.].

    6. [S7864] Ralph Roy Pierce, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration; M1500, 4,482 rolls; Wilkin County, Minnesota: Roll: 1682695. [Ancestry.com. (2005). World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database online]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc.] [RRP 06.].

    7. [S1392] F. O. Pierce household, 1920 U.S. census, Wilkin County, Minnesota, Connelly Township, ED 258, SD 9, sheet 9B, dwelling 145, family 145; National Archives micropublication T625, roll 867, page 91. [FOP 08.].

    8. [S7870] Ralph Roy Pierce household, 1930 U. S. Census, Wilkin County, Minnesota, Connelly Township, dwell 27, family 27m ED 14,sheet 2A, SD 4; National Archives micropublication T626, roll 1134, image 958.0. [RRP 08.].

    9. [S8332] Ralph R. Pierce household, 1940 U. S. Census. Wilkin County, Minnesota, Connelly Township, no. 33 in order of visitation, ED 84-15, SD 9, sheet 3A; National Archives micropublication T627. Ancestry.com. (2012) 1940 United States Federal Census (Beta [Database Online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [RRP 09.].

    10. [S1389] Ralph Roy Pierce, North Dakota death certificate 65-1049. [RRP 01.].

    11. [S7865] Ralph Roy Pierce, No. 472-16-2085, Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index. Baltimore, MD: Social Security Administration. [Ancestry.com. (2006). Social Security Death Index [database online]. Provo, UT: Next Generations Network, Inc.] [RRP 07.].

    12. [S1390] Ralph Roy Pierce, North Dakota death certificate 65-1049. [RRP 01.].

    13. [S1394] Ralph Pierce, obituary, The Daily Freeman Journal, April 01, 1965, Webster City, Iowa. [RRP 05.].

    14. [S7185] Brewer-Pierce Marriage, 01 January 1896, Register of Marriages, registered 24 January 1896, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa, copied from microfilm with no book or page number; held in 2003 by Dale L. Lange (2315 Madre Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112-2503). See also Iowa Certificate of Vital Record SO547503 issued 21 March, 2003. [MCB 03 and FOP 05.].

    15. [S7186] Letter from Alberta Cockrum (ABC Trailer Court, McAllen, TX) to Gladys Erdmann, (Mr. K. W. Erdmann, Breckenridge, MN), undated; held in 2003 by Dale L. Lange (2315 Madre Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112-2503). [MCB 04 contains both a typewriter version and a computer-typed version.] [MCB 05 is the handwritten poem that is found in MCB 04.] [MBC 06 is a handwritten letter from Mabel C. (Brewer) Pierce to Mildred R. (Pierce) Lange, Max Lange and sons, probably January 3, Thursday, 1946.] [See also undate newspaper article on 50th wedding anniversary, MCB 07.] An Anniversary Book from this event can be found in the office of Dale L. Lange, 2315 Madre Drive, NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112.

    16. [S7187] See undated newspaper articles - one probably Breckenridge, Minnesota and the other McAllen, Texas. [MCB 08.].


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