Linden Ralph Crawn (1921 - 2003)

Linden Ralph Crawn
1921 - 2003
updated January 25, 2020
Linden Ralph Crawn, father to 3 children, was born on January 19, 1921 in Newark, New Jersey. He was born to Lester Rowe Crawn and Mathilda Edna (Schmidt) Crawn, with sibling Adria. He married Barbara Dvorak in January 1970 and they later divorced in 1984. They gave birth to Lynn Celeste Crawn, Richard Lester Crawn, and Sandra Leslie (Crawn) Curci. Linden would also marry Helen Steger in 1950 and they later divorced in 1960. He died on September 23, 2003 in Milford, Pennsylvania at 82 years old.


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Linden Ralph Crawn

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Linden Crawn was born on in Newark, New Jersey


Linden Crawn died on in Milford, Pennsylvania

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at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Section 38-A Site 538, in Annville, Pennsylvania



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Roman Catholic - born Lutheran

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Milford, Pennsylvania


West Side High School - Newark, NJ - 1937-41
Pace College - New York, NY - 1941- 1942
WW II Enlisted
Chillicothe Business College - MO - 1943
University of Idaho - Moscow, ID - 1943 cont.
Oregon State College - Corvallis, OR - 1943-44
Pace College - NY, NY - 1946-1948


Manager of Production Control
Lockheed Electronics
Watchung, NJ

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Branch of service: US Army Air Corp
Rank attained: CPL
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Aug 31, 1892 - April 1978
Nov 9, 1892 - 1967




Linden Ralph Crawn & Barbara Ann (Dvorak ) Crawn

January 1970 - 1984
Cause of Separation: Divorce


Aug 27, 1936 - Feb 18, 2018


Jul 7, 1970 - Unknown
Jun 13, 1972 - Unknown
Dec 4, 1973 - Unknown

Linden Ralph Crawn & Helen (Steger) Crawn

1950 - 1960
Cause of Separation: Divorce
Linden Ralph Crawn


Unknown - Unknown


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Linden Ralph Crawn, father to 3 children, died on September 23, 2003 in Milford, Pennsylvania at 82 years old. He was buried in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Section 38-A Site 538, Annville, Pennsylvania. He was born on January 19, 1921 in Newark, New Jersey. He was born to Lester Rowe Crawn and Mathilda Edna (Schmidt) Crawn, with sibling Adria. Linden married Barbara Dvorak in January 1970 and they later divorced in 1984. They gave birth to Lynn Celeste Crawn, Richard Lester Crawn, and Sandra Leslie (Crawn) Curci. He would also marry Helen Steger in 1950 and they later divorced in 1960.
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1921 - 2003 World Events

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In 1921, in the year that Linden Ralph Crawn was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1931, by the time he was only 10 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1951, he was 30 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1989, when he was 68 years old, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

In 1995, by the time he was 74 years old, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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Jun 27, 1903 - August 1982
Apr 7, 1931 - Jan 30, 2011
Dec 4, 1900 - May 1980
Apr 5, 1921 - Sep 11, 1987
Sep 9, 1906 - Nov 22, 1998
May 17, 1888 - January 1973
Aug 26, 1924 - Sep 14, 2006
Sep 8, 1908 - Jun 6, 2000
Dec 26, 1935 - Nov 15, 1995
Jan 25, 1939 - Sep 5, 2007
Apr 15, 1941 - May 9, 2008
Oct 29, 1946 - Mar 15, 1996
Apr 6, 1879 - May 1972
Mar 20, 1897 - February 1974

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