- "I remember him as a little, round, fat, white-headed fellow who was always at the foot of his class."
- —Anne Shirley about Ralph.
Ralph likely met Dora Keith for the first time when they both attended Avonlea School. Ralph was said to be at the foot of his class, thus he didn't continue with studies after he had finished school and most likely helped out on the family farm.
Marriage with Dora KeithEdit
They most likely got married in mid 1890s and after the wedding settled down at Ralph's share of the family farm. It's more than possible they had several children together, who became good friends with their cousins – Davy Keith's children and Billy's and Jane's son.
Ralph is a male given name of old English origin and means wolf counsel.
- Anne's House of Dreams (mentioned only)