Ralph Derr Timpson

1907 - 1949


Ralph Derr Timpson

1907 - 1949
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Ralph Derr Timpson


Rexburg Cemetery

312 Cemetery Rd
Rexburg, Madison, Idaho
United States


August 4, 2011


August 4, 2011

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Ralph Derr Timpson Memoir

Contributor: delmonic1970 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

(Taken from a copy dated July 19, 1989) Dear Lyle and Lorin, So good to see you again - and (of course) the cat! Wish we could see more of each other - you owe us many visits. Bud will probably not miss one lump [bumpy road] so good luck on reading this. You mentioned Ralph's daughter [Sarah Maralene] coming to see you and so I told Bud and Donna to get on their thinking caps and I'd write so here goes; now this is just top of head and when I'm home I'll look up genealogy data. Bud's thoughts: As a young boy Uncle Ralph took me fishing usually it was with Mark (Mark Lutz from Teton and 1st husband of Ralph's sister Louise) also on trip sometimes included other friends from Idaho Falls - plenty of food - laughter and beer also went. The fish catch was usually many and in our things I have pictures I'd have copies made for her. So be sure you send us her address and give her ours. Ralph's first wife was Vera Criddle [Yorgesen] from Idaho Falls - they had 2 handsome sons. Delmar the oldest and Lynn Yorgesen. We think they both live in Idaho Falls area. Cause of divorce not really known but Vera and boys were loved by family and (felt?) had about is. At one time Lynn Timpson Yorgesen worked at Sears in Idaho Falls. If I have Vera's address I'll send it. Once Ralph gave Bud a little dog and he loved it but had no place to keep it so took it to his sister Donna (Donna Cahoon Camphouse) and she care for it. By the way Ralph's name was Ralph Derr Timpson (the Derr name was his mother's Sarah Ann Derr Timpson.) Ralph was a cook and at one time lived with us in Rawlins, Wyo. about 1947-48. Ralph is buried in the Rexburg Idaho cemetery - Block A Lot 2. There is one plot left - in the plot are Grandma Sarah and Grandpa Alma W. Timpson - Ralph, his brother Kenneth and 3 of Sister Louise's babies by Mark Lutz - Louise never was able to carry a child full term and it was one of the reasons she and Mark separated. Ralph worked all over in restaurants - Soda Springs, Blackfoot, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, and St. Anthony in Idaho and Rawlings, Wyo. He also worked in Malad, Idaho when he met your mother (I think). Myrtle, I can tell a few things about Ralph - he was handsome - too darn good looking for his own good - and he had a charming personality and a pal to everyone. He had a good singing voice and could dance 'til dawn all the time I knew him. My mother owned the Riverside Coffee Shop in St. Anthony, Idaho and Ralph worked for her. Mother's name was Faunt Young Gorman. Ralph was a good cook and fast but if he got swamped with orders he yelled at waitresses and made a few threats. I know I was around Ralph about 10 years and was more than once yelled at - but I liked Ralph and he liked me (I hope). Margaret Cutler was Mom's top waitress and quite beautiful - really fast and good - she lived with Mom and I and met Ralph so was his 2nd wife. They made a handsome couple but it didn't last long as she wouldn't put up with his roving eye. Many times at Mom's cafe Ralph, Margaret, and Mother (and me as a young teenager) would stand around Mom's piano in the front of the café and sing. The 3 of them had good voices and wonderful harmony. My mom sang second - Margaret melody and Ralph Tenor - good harmony. One song I can remember (because it made me want to cry) was "That Silver-haired Daddy of Mine." Some of the words were - "If I could erase those lines from his face and bring back the gold of his hair-" Before Ralph came to work for Mom he had a finger cut off I think it was his 1st index left hand and to the 2nd joint. In the winter he would come in and immediately put that finger in this mouth which made him look like he had it down his throat - we used to laugh at that. He said it felt like his finger was still there. When it got cold the finger used to ache. Margaret died a few years ago. Ralph died in the Blackfoot, Idaho hospital in 1949. I'm sorry our part of the family didn't get to know you years ago. We have genealogy you should have copies of and I want you to know you have good stock on the Timpson side - I know and loved Sarah Ann (grandma) very much and she was tiny valiant - sweet grandma and treated me as her own - my husband Bud lived with her all his young life ('til 17) and so did his sister Donna. They loved and respected her very much. (Their father died of flu when Bud was only 6 months old, so their mother and her 2 children moved in with grandma). Grandma Timpson bore 14 children - 2 died in infancy. Ralph was fifth to the last. Lyle Thorpe (whom you contacted was the baby of the family). Mary Timpson Cahoon Saurey is the only other of those children alive she was 94 yrs. old on May 2. She lives with her daughter Donna Camphouse in Tempe, Arizona near us. Hope this is readable because I didn't want to write it over and do what to get it in the mail toot-sweet. Be sure and deliver this (by hand and hug her for us - Aunt Lyle..........................) Come on down!! Lotsa Love, Myrtle etc. etc. etc.

Ralph and a can of peas

Contributor: delmonic1970 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

I have heard this story many times: When Uncle Ralph lived with my parents, Bud and Myrtle Cahoon in Rawlins, WY, he would often cook dinner. My mom had purchased a can of tiny, sweet, green peas. I guess they were more expensive than a regular can of peas.... because on the night they had them, mom really looked forward to eating them. Ralph fixed dinner including the peas, but he had a habit of using lots of black pepper. So the sweet peas were covered in black pepper. My mom said she almost cried....they were so hot she couldn't eat them!! To this day, she only will use white pepper or no pepper:)

Life timeline of Ralph Derr Timpson

Ralph Derr Timpson was born in 1907
Ralph Derr Timpson was 10 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Ralph Derr Timpson was 22 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Ralph Derr Timpson was 23 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Ralph Derr Timpson died in 1949 at the age of 42
Grave record for Ralph Derr Timpson (1907 - 1949), BillionGraves Record 81565 Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States