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Ralph Bilyeu Neely

Ralph Bilyeu Neely (I21399)

Male 1892 - 1947  (54 years)

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  • Name Ralph Bilyeu Neely  [1, 2, 3
    Relationshipwith Albert Leopold Vitter
    Birth 11 Sep 1892  Mulberry Grove, Bond, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Draft Registration Between 1917 and 1918  Stillwater, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Draft Registration 27 Apr 1942  Iowa Falls, Hardin, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FSID LCT4-BH3 
    Residence 1935 
    Same House 
    Residence 1940  Ward 2, Iowa Falls, Hardin, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Death 28 Feb 1947  Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Burial Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 


    • Met his future wife while working at a bank in Park City, Montana. He served in the Marine Corp during World War I, in Texas. After his discharge he married , living firstin Bushnell, Illinois, then back to Park City, Montana, then Mount Pleasent, Iowa.

      Obituary: Ralph Neely, 54, Claimed by death: Last Rites Monday.

      Ralph Bilyeu Neely, 54 manager of the service department of the AJohn Deere Plow Co., died at 5:30 a.m. today at the Moline Public Hospital following an operation earlier in the week. His residence was at 1540 Eleventh Avenue, Moline. Funeral services willbe held at 3:00 p,m,. Monday at the Knox Trimble Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Honeywell officiating.

      Mr Neely was born Sept. 11 1892, at Mulberry Grove, Ill., attented Mulberry Grove Schools and the Gem City Business College at Quincy. Following service in the World War I as a Marine sergeant, he ws employed by John M. Brant Co., of Bushnell, Ill., and a farmer for a period of two years at Park City, Mont.

      He began service with John Deere Plow Co., on May 1,1928, as assistant salesman to H.M. Park, at that time salesman on the Waterloo Falls, Ia., territory. He was later made regular salesman of the area and from Feb 16, 1943, until Dec. 20 of that years was retail store supervisor of northeastern Iowa compay stores with headquarters in Iowa Falls. He was brought to the Moline office of the Plow Co., in December 1943 and promoted to service manager, which position he held until his dath.

      Mr Neely married Miss Francis McCrary on August 119919. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Moline and a member of the Moline Consistory as a 32nd degree Mason.

      Surviving are mhis wife; a daughter, Florence, who teaches at Winton-Salem, N.C.; two sons, Marion, a student at the University of Iowa, and Ralph Jr. at the home; two brothers, Paul F. Neely of Sorento,Ill., and George of Mulberry and a sister Mrs. Roxy Martin of Mulberry Grove.
    Person ID I21399  Vitter-Weaver Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2024 

    Father Living 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F8731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Louzella McCrary,   b. 11 Apr 1899, Park City, Stillwater, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Apr 1967, Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 68 years) 
    Marriage 31 Aug 1919  Park City, Stillwater, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Florence Elizabeth Neely,   b. 13 Sep 1920, Bushnell, McDonough, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Nov 1980, Lutheran Hospital, Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 60 years)
     2. Marion Robert Neely,   b. 7 Dec 1923, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 31 May 2003, Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years)
     3. Ralph M. Neely,   b. 8 Feb 1930, Iowa Falls, Hardin, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Dec 2012, Elmhurst, DuPage, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 82 years)
    Family ID F7229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Sep 1892 - Mulberry Grove, Bond, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft Registration - Between 1917 and 1918 - Stillwater, Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 31 Aug 1919 - Park City, Stillwater, Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1940 - Ward 2, Iowa Falls, Hardin, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Draft Registration - 27 Apr 1942 - Iowa Falls, Hardin, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 28 Feb 1947 - Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S391] Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.;).

    2. [S1559] Ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.Original data - Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security D;), Number: 330-09-2518; Issue State: Illinois; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Name: Ralph Neely
      Birth Date: 11 Sep 1892
      Birth Place:
      Death Date: Feb 1947
      Death Place:
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ssdi&h=44911284&ti=0&indiv=try

    3. [S1240] 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Hardin, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: 658; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 60.0.
      Name: Ralph b Neely
      Birth Date: abt 1893
      Birth Place: Illinois
      Residence Date: 1930
      Residence Place: Hardin, Hardin, Iowa
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=120784275&ti=0&indiv=try
      1930 United States Federal Census
      1930 United States Federal Census


    4. [S915] Death Notices and Obituaries, Ralph Neely Davenport Daily Times - Davenport, Iowa - February 28, 1947 - p29.
      Davenport Daily Times - Davenport, Iowa - February 28, 1947 - p29

      Ralph Neely, 54, Claimed by Death; Last Rites Monday

      Ralph Bilyeu Neely, 54, manager of the service department of the John Deere Plow Co., died at 5:30 a.m. today at the Moline Public hospital following an operation earlier in the week. His residence was at 1540 Eleventh avenue, Moline. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Knox Trimble funeral home with the Rev. Ray Honeywell officiating.

      Mr. Neely was born Sept. 11, 1892, at Mulberry Grove, Ill., attended Mulberry Grove schools and the Gem City Business college at Quincy. Following service in the World War I as a marine sergeant, he was employed by John M. Brant Co., of Bushnell, Ill., and farmed for a period of two years at Park City, Mont.

      He began service with John Deere Plow Co., on May 1, 1928, as assistant salesman to H. M. Park, at that time salesman on the Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Ia., territory. He was later made regular salesman of the area and from Feb. 16, 1943, until Dec. 20 of that years was retail store supervisor of northeastern Iowa company stores with headquarters in Iowa Falls. He was brought to the Moline office of the Plow Co., in December 1943 and promoted to service manager, which position he held until his death.

      Mr. Neely married Miss Francis McCrary on August 31, 1919. He was a member of the First Methodist church in Moline and a member of the Moline Consistory as a 32nd degree Mason.

      Surviving are his widow; a daughter, Florence, who teaches at Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sons, Marion, a student at the University of Iowa, and Ralph, Jr., at home; two brothers, Paul F. Neely of Sorento, Ill., and George Neely of Mulberry, and a sister, Mrs. Roxy Martin of Mulberry Grove.



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