Ralph Brown (1883 - 1963)

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Ralph Brown
1883 - 1963
updated February 06, 2019
Ralph Brown was born on March 27, 1883. He died in February 1963 at 79 years old. We know that Ralph Brown had been residing in Illinois.


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Ralph Brown died in February 1963 at 79 years old. He was born on March 27, 1883. There is no information about Ralph's family or relationships. We know that Ralph Brown had been residing in Illinois.
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In 1883, in the year that Ralph Brown was born, on July 4th, the first rodeo in the world was held in Pecos, Texas - according to its citizens. In the towns of Prescott and Payson Arizona, the same claim is made. All of these were gatherings of local cowboys, showing off their skills - no matter who was first.

In 1897, by the time he was merely 14 years old, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1921, at the age of 38 years old, Ralph was alive when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1938, he was 55 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1963, in the year of Ralph Brown's passing, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

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Iley Brown
May 21, 1896 - January 1972
Eldorado, Illinois
Helen G Brown
Jul 19, 1911 - Jul 6, 1992
Bensenville, IL
Leo L Brown
Dec 24, 1904 - May 26, 1992
Zion, IL
Vern Brown
Sep 25, 1893 - January 1977
Wilmington, Illinois
Grover Brown
Dec 8, 1892 - May 1963
Harry E Brown
Aug 28, 1889 - Apr 20, 1991
Elizabeth Brown
Sep 5, 1890 - January 1977
Pharr, Texas
William Brown
Dec 7, 1916 - November 1986
Indianapolis, Indiana
Willard Brown
Jan 18, 1894 - February 1987
Sarasota, Florida
Rebecca Brown
Nov 13, 1892 - December 1983
Los Angeles, California
Harry Brown
Dec 26, 1899 - October 1977
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Beatrice Brown
May 15, 1900 - November 1966
Los Angeles, California
Birdie Brown
Oct 18, 1913 - Jan 15, 1997
Chicago, IL
Verle Brown
Sep 3, 1904 - November 1976
Bridgeport, Nebraska
Luella M Brown
May 5, 1899 - Nov 17, 1990
Daniel Brown
Mar 17, 1895 - February 1968
Lombard, Illinois
Sybil J Brown
Jun 24, 1917 - October 1990
Mabel Brown
Jul 4, 1892 - August 1975
Vero Beach, Florida
Delmar Brown
Aug 3, 1911 - July 1976
Betty Brown
Oct 5, 1924 - Mar 10, 2010
Midlothian, IL

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Joe Houchard
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Steve Kityk
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Alex Duncan
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Benld, Illinois
Mike Pappas
Nov 21, 1885 - June 1964
House Springs, Missouri
James E Stinnett
Mar 20, 1898 - Feb 13, 1988
Benld, IL
Charles Grandona
Aug 30, 1883 - January 1969
Eagarville, Illinois
Eugene Corradi
Jun 16, 1886 - June 1972
Lakewood, California
Andrew Ferjanich
Jun 9, 1890 - September 1976
Benld, Illinois
William Barbracke
Jan 27, 1886 - September 1963
William Sloan Sr
Dec 22, 1897 - July 1974
Gillespie, Illinois
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Dec 30, 1891 - June 1969
Gillespie, Illinois
John Kvaska
Sep 11, 1892 - December 1968
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