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Ralph Emerson Truman, American army officer. Decorated Purple Heart.


Truman, Ralph Emerson was born on May 10, 1880 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of William Thomas and Henrietta (Strang) Truman.


Student Brown’s Business and Technology School, Kansas City, 1902-1903. Graduate Infantry School, 1925, Command and General staff schedul, 1928.


With Kansas City Union Depot Company, 1904-1905. Secretary chief of detectives Kansas City Police Department, 1905-1916. Assistant chief special agent St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad Company, 1920-1928.

Special agent National Board Fire Underwriters, Western District of Missouri, since 1928.


Served with 20th United States Infantry, Spanish-American War. Member Missouri National Guard, since 1916. Member American War Dads (nat. vice president), American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, S.R., Order of Blue Goose, 40 and 8, Spanish-American War Veterans, Missouri Peace Officers Association.

Mason (Shriner, Scottish Rite), Eagle, Sojourner. Club: Officers (Kansas City, Missoury, president).


Married second, Olive Lougrette Johnson, October 10, 1932. Children: (1st marriage) Henrietta Edna (Mistress.

William Thomas Truman

Henrietta (Strang) Truman

Olive Lougrette Johnson

(1st marriage) Henrietta Edna (Mrs Truman