James Ralph Whalen

Birth Name James Ralph Whalen
Gender male
Age at Death 63 years, 4 months, 9 days


Ralph Whalen's exact birth date and death year come from a descendant of his brother Fenton, who also states:
"According to aunt jen, ralph suffered from brain fever. the[y] thought he got it from drinking unpasturized milk. my grandfather and uncle took him to sonyea [State Hospital], when they couldn't handled him anymore."

1930; Census Place: Lockport, Niagara, New York; Roll: 1617; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 10;
owns the house worth $3600 at 200 Jackson St. owns a radio.

Jane Whalen 53, no occupation
Marie C Whalen 43, sales lady, department store
James R Whalen 37, no occupation
all born in New York, father in Canada, mother in NY. All single

1940; Census Place: Lockport, Niagara, New York; Roll: T627_2695; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 32-14.
owns the house worth $3600 at 200 Jackson St.

Ralph J Whalen 47, head, no occ
Jane Whalen 63, sister, no occ
Marie Whalen 53, sister, saleswoman, dry goods store
Jane provided the information.
All lived in the same house in 1935. All born in NY. Jane's supplemental information said both her parents were born in NY. She was not on social security and was not a veteran. English was spoken at home in her earliest childhood.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth August 23, 1892 New York, United States   1a 2
Census (Brother) January 16, 1920 Lockport, Niagara County, New York, United States 200 Jackson St 3a
Event Note

1920; Census Place: Lockport Ward 1, Niagara, New York; Roll: T625_1241; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 77
January 16, 1920

Jane owns the house free of mortgage at 200 Jackson St

Jane Whalen 42, head, single, no occupation
Marie Whalen 32, sister, single, laborer, paper mill
Fenton Whalen 30, brother, single, policeman, radiator works
Ralph J Whalen 27, brother, single, laborer, in a shock and blind lumber mill

all single, all born in NY, father in Canada, mother in NY

Death 1956     2


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Joseph Andrew WhalenJuly 3, 18491918
Mother Catherine DelaneyDecember 4, 1853May 26, 1898
    Sister     Jane Whalen September 22, 1876 November 28, 1941
    Sister     Mary Ann Whalen February 1, 1878 June 17, 1946
    Sister     Catherine Whalen July 12, 1879 1881
    Brother     Joseph George Whalen March 4, 1881 February 3, 1968
    Brother     John T Whalen October 26, 1882 1935
    Sister     Alice Whalen September 3, 1884 June 22, 1952
    Sister     Maria Whalen July 13, 1886 August 1954
    Sister     Julia Whalen July 24, 1888 September 26, 1888
    Brother     Martin Fenton “Finn” Whalen January 1, 1890 November 14, 1973
         James Ralph Whalen August 23, 1892 1956

Source References

  1. 1900 United States Federal Census
      • Page: Cleveland, Ward 18, ED 70, sheet 6, family 133
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMZM-R5N : accessed 17 Feb 2014), Jas Mcaney in household of Lizzie Welch, Precinct D Cleveland City Ward 18, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing sheet , family 133, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241254.

  2. family information
  3. National Archives and Records Administration: 1920 United States Census
      • Page: Lockport NY, ED 77, sheet 13B, line 75, family 281
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVMK-JM3 : accessed 10 November 2020), Fenton Whalen in household of Jane Whalen, Lockport Ward 1, Niagara, New York, United States; citing ED 77, sheet 13B, line 75, family 281, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1241; FHL microfilm 1,821,241.