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Male, born 08/31/1912, died 03/23/2004

Associated with the firms network

Wheeler, Richard George, and Associates, Architects, San Diego, CA; Whiteley, Harold H., Architect

Professional History

Project Engineer, Paderewski, Michell and Dean, Architects, San Diego, CA, c. 1948; Draftsman, Harry Whiteley, Architect, San Diego, CA; Draftsman, Earl Giberson, Architect, San Diego, CA; Architect, Richard George Wheeler and Associates, 1949-

Member, California Council of Architects, c. 1955; Member, Construction Specification Institute, c. 1955;


B.S., University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 1935;


Ralph B. Erskine, Jr.'s, last residence was in the 78028 zip code of Kerrville, TX.

His grandfather was John N. Erskine (born c. 1858 in ME), who worked in 1910 as a mail-carrier and farmer. His wife, Ida P. Erskine (born c. 1861 in ME) helped to operate the family farm. They married c. 1884. The two had had 8 children by 1910, 5 of whom were still alive: Ralph B. Erskine, Sr., (born 01/09/1889), Raymond C. Erskine (age 16), Sylvan R. Erskine (age 14), Ethell J. Erskine (age 12), Cora M. Erskine (age 8). All children had been born in ME. At this time, Frank B. Sprague (age 12) lived as a boarder in the Erskine House. Ralph B. Erskine, Sr., married his mother, Evangeline M. Paquin, on 10/29/1911 in Augusta, ME. In 1917, Ralph and Evangeline had two children under the age of 12, one of whom was Ralph B. Erskine, Jr. On 06/05/1917, Erskine, Sr., lived at 14 West Crescent, Augusta, ME; at this time, he worked as a grocery clerk at the Swift and Taylor Company Store, 193 Water Street, in Augusta. Erskine, Sr., was described in 1917 as slightly balding, with dark brown eyes, black hair, of medium height and build. The US Census of 1930 indicated that Ralph B. Erskine, Sr., and Evangeline (spelled "Erskin" in the census) ran a dime store in Randolph, ME. The household in 04/1930 consisted of the parents and three, ME-born children: Ralph B., Jr, (age 17), Robert J. (age 16)) and David W. (age 4). They lived at 58 Water Street in Randolph, ME, a house that the family owned and had an approximate value of $7,000. In 1930, Evangeline's mother, Eliza (born c. 1864 in French Canada) and sister, Leontine (born c. 1886 in ME) lived with the family.

Member, Free and Accepted Masons, San Diego, CA, c. 1955; SSN: 004-10-8601.

Associated Locations

  • Augusta, ME (Architect's Birth)
    Augusta, ME

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PCAD id: 5824