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Ralph Blaine "Larry" Lambert
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1918
Mankato
Blue Earth County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 2003
Lafayette
Contra Costa County
California, USA

Extract from the 1920 Census:
Name: Ralph Lambert
Age: 1 11/12
Estimated birth year: 1918
Birthplace: Minnesota
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head of house: son
Home in 1920: Eveleth, Saint Louis, Minnesota
Address: 222 Poplar Avenue
Marital status: single
Attended school since 1 Sep 1919: no
Father's birthplace: Minnesota
Mother's birthplace: Minnesota
Father's occupation: civil engineer - iron mine
Occupation: none
Sibling living at home: Jean (age 5)
Census place: Eveleth, Saint Louis, Minnesota; Roll: T625_861; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 148; Image: 5
Date: 8 Jan 1920

Extract from the 1930 Census:
Name: Ralph B Lambert
Age: 12
Estimated birth year: 1918
Birthplace: Minnesota
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: son
Home in 1930: Fayal, Saint Louis, Minnesota
Marital status: single
Education: able to speak English
Education: able to read and write
Father's birthplace: Minnesota
Mother's birthplace: Minnesota
Occupation: attending school
Siblings living at home: Jean Koke (age 16) and Dwight (9)
Census place: Fayal, Saint Louis, Minnesota; Roll: 1128; Page: ; Enumeration District: 99; Image: 17.0
Date: 17 Apr 1930

Extract from the 1940 Census:
Name: Ralph B Lambert
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: 1918
Birthplace: Minnesota
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: son
Home in 1940: Eveleth, Saint Louis, Minnesota
Address: 517 Roosevelt Avenue
Marital status: single
Highest grade of school completed: college 4 years
Living on farm: no
City of residence in 1935: Eveleth, Saint Louis, Minnesota
Resident on farm in 1935: no
Occupation: attending school
Siblings living at home: Dwight A (age 19) and Roger T (5)
Census place: Eveleth, Saint Louis, Minnesota; Roll: T627_1955; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 69-44
Date: 4 Apr 1940

He was in the U. S. Army in World War II. He served in the South Pacific.

Ralph "Larry" Lambert was the son of Leonard Elijah Lambert and his first wife, Elsie Leone Koke. He lived in Minnesota for 45 years before moving to California.

He worked in a bank for a long time, then for a telephone company in Lafayette, California, outside of San Francisco. He retired in Lafayette. He never married.

He used the name "Larry." In a letter dated 25 Mar 1999 he explained as follows:
"As to my using the nickname 'Larry' it is one of those pointless little incidents that go on forever. I wrote a column in the high school paper that was supposed to be anonymous, and in wondering aloud what I should use as an author's name, someone said, 'What was your name in that play you were in last semester?' And I said I was Larry the Western Union boy, and that started it. When I went away to the University of Iowa in 1937, my assigned roommate had apparently had someone he once knew named Ralph whom he couldn't stand, so he asked if I had a nickname -- which I just barely had -- so he decided to call me 'Larry.' He was a freshman, and had been in Iowa City for a week of freshman orientation before I got there (I entered as a Junior) and as it happened he introduced me to a lot of people I knew all my time in Iowa City, and since the alliteration seemed easy to remember, I more or less became 'Larry' from then on except when signing legal papers."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Leonard Elijah Lambert (1884 - 1983)
  Elsie Leone Koke Lambert (1886 - 1918)
 
 Siblings:
  Jean Koke Lambert (1914 - 1995)*
  Ralph Blaine Lambert (1918 - 2003)
  Dwight Arden Lambert (1920 - 2011)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: believed to be buried in this cemetery.
 
Burial:
Lafayette Cemetery
Lafayette
Contra Costa County
California, USA
 
Created by: Richard Rhode
Record added: Jan 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33388345
Ralph Blaine Larry Lambert
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
Ralph Blaine Larry Lambert
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
Ralph Blaine Larry Lambert
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