Ralph was born in the spring of 1882 at Alford, Lincolnshire, to parents Ralph Pickard, a railway carpenter (1891), and Sarah Ann Bryan.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Ralph.
- 1901 railway telegraph clerk
- 1911 theological student
The 1922 Conference Minutes station Ralph at Epworth with the comment that he was taking a year of rest. He is not referred to thereafter and I have not been able to identify Ralph in the 1939 Register.
Ralph died on 12 January 1967 at Bournemouth, Dorset.
- 1911 Abingdon
- 1913 Rugby
- 1914 Epworth
- 1915 Leamington Spa
- 1918 Epworth
- 1923 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers