Ralph William Gable
1929 — 2019
Ralph William Gable was born September 27, 1929 to Charles Hugh Gable, Sr. and Margaret Rosenkrans Gable in San Antonio, Texas. As a boy, Ralph was active in scouting, earning the rank of Eagle Scout. After graduating from Harlandale High School, he continued his education earning a B.S. degree in chemistry at the University of Texas, Austin, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry at Duke University. On June 5, 1953 he married Wendell Grace Herrington. From 1955 until 1960 Ralph taught chemistry at Pfeiffer College in Meisenheimer, NC. In 1960 Ralph, Wendell, and their three young children moved to Davidson, where Ralph taught chemistry at Davidson College from 1960 until his retirement in...