Ralph Atwood (1917 - 1984)

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Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine

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David Lee Atwood's family

David Lee Atwood's family

Warren Eastman Robinson

Warren Eastman Robinson

Warren Eastman Robinson

Warren Eastman Robinson

Lewis J Atwood

Lewis J Atwood

Lewis J Atwood

Lewis J Atwood

Lewis J Atwood

Lewis J Atwood

Lydia Atwood

Lydia Atwood

Old Group Photo - 1936-37

Old Group Photo - 1936-37

Bower Girls and their children

Bower Girls and their children

James Harrison Pitzer Family 1916

James Harrison Pitzer Family 1916

John Riley Pitzer family about 1935

John Riley Pitzer family about 1935

Laurinda Maria Atwood Robinson

Laurinda Maria Atwood Robinson

Ron & daughter & grandson

Ron & daughter & grandson

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William, Icel, Bertha, & William Q. Atwood, Iowa David Lee Atwood's family Warren Eastman Robinson Warren Eastman Robinson

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1917 - In the year that Ralph Atwood was born, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

1919 - He was just 2 years old when on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

1950 - By the time he was 33 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

1969 - By the time he was 52 years old, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

1984 - In the year of Ralph Atwood's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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Ralph Atwood passed away in June 1984 at 67 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on February 12, 1917. We are unaware of information about Ralph's family or relationships. We know that Ralph Atwood had been residing in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine.

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