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Ralph and Ora VanVranken 1910 California Census

Ralph and Ora VanVranken 1910 California Census

Posted: 31 Oct 2004 12:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jan 2005 8:43PM GMT
Surnames: VANVRANKEN, RUHLAND, DUBE, FIFIELD, RICE
Looking for information on the following family found 1910, Elliott Township, San Joaquin, CA

VanVranken,Ralph M head W M 24 M1 1 CA NY INDIANA
Ora E wife W F 18 M1 1 CA GERM MO
Ruhland, James bro-in-law W M 12 CA GERM MO
Fifield, Louise mo-in-law W F 40 M2 8 2 2 MO Tx France
I have reason to believe that this is Louise GORDON RUHLAND FIFIELD, and her children Ora and James RUHLAND. (Father: George RUHLAND)
First lead on the Ruhland's in years. Want to verify have finally located the family. Ora and James RUHLAND were found in1900 in Polk Co, Texas with their DUBE grandparents. 1900 Census has a Louise R FIFIELD with Alanson FIFIELD family in Douglas, San Joaquin, Ca.

Re: Ralph and Ora VanVranken 1910 California Census

Posted: 1 Dec 2004 10:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Van Vranken
This family is a mess!
Strange, we had just been working all day on this branch of the Van Vranken family and then happened to go to the message board and find your post.
We had connected most everything together.We knew Ora was a Ruhland but had not been able to find her father, George Ruhland (that you mentioned)
We thought we were on track when we found Louise R. Fifield in Douglas, CA, but we feel there are four things wrong with the information. 1. Louise age is off 3 years. 2. She was having children with Ruhland at the time she was supposed to be married to Fifield. 3. Louise had two children, but 1900 census stated she had zero. 4. Neither her or her parents are listed as born in the right place in that census.

Re: Ralph and Ora VanVranken 1910 California Census

sarah (View posts)
Posted: 17 Mar 2006 12:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Would Ralph born in 1895 in New Jersey or New York? The only Ralph Van Vranken I know about was married to someone named Lois. Maybe Ora was an earlier wife.

Re: Ralph and Ora VanVranken 1910 California Census

sarah (View posts)
Posted: 17 Mar 2006 12:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Forget what I just wrote. I just did the math and if Ralph was born in 1895, he couldn't have been 24 in 1910. But I do know if a Ralph Van Vranken who lived in that area most of his life but he was younger.

Re: Ralph and Ora VanVranken 1910 California Census

Posted: 17 Mar 2006 2:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Dec 2006 3:49PM GMT
Surnames: Van Vranken, Ruhland, Dunkum, Condy, Bennett, Claire, Rice
Since my first posting, I have discovered the following:
Ralph Van Vranken, born Oct 25, 1885 in California, died Jun 29, 1946, Ca. He was the son of: Eber Van Vranken
(1828 NY-1909 CA) and Caroline T Moore. Ralph had three brothers, Roy C, Edward and Thomas. Ora Ruhland married Ralph about 1909 in California. They had one child, Louise Helen Van Vranken, born in California in 1912. They must have divorced as Ora married three more times. George Claire, a Bennett and a Condy. Was Ora Condy when she died in 1951 in California. Shirley Milbert has assisted me in filling in the details that I now have. Is this Ralph possibly the one you have in your records?

Re: Ralph and Ora VanVranken 1910 California Census

Posted: 7 Apr 2006 2:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
I think you have the right Ralph, Sarah, but the wrong year of birth.

Ralph was born in 1885, married Ora around 1909, then remarried after their divorce to Lois Merchant (born 7/4/1898). They had three children, Bruce, Elizabeth, and Barbara Ann, all born in the 1920s.

Ralph died 6/29/1946 and Lois died 4/8/1997.
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