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Ralph T. Hynson
Ralph was a member of the Greenwood Fire Company, No. 1.

Ralph T. Hynson was an oil truck driver for Peninsula Oil Company for 23 years. Ralph was also a tax collector for the town of Greenwood and served as a policeman for several years. He was a life member of the Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown as well as the Greenwood Fire Company. He Delaware Fire Service career spanned more than 60 years. Ralph was a member of the Delaware State Guard, Harrington Moose Lodge, Seaford Masonic Lodge, Greenwood Kiwanis Club and the Greenwood United Methodist Church. Ralph T. Hynson was also elected to the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter's Association Hall of Fame. Mr. Hynson's first wife Esther Spence Hynson, died in 1961. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife Emma Minner Hynson, sons Ralph Joe, David T. and Donald L.; stepdaughter Phyllis A. Hyson, seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Ralph T. Hynson was buried in St. Johnstown Cemetery, Greenwood, Delaware.

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