Ralph Dawson (1896 - 1982)

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Ralph Dawson
1896 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
Ralph Dawson was born on December 30, 1896. He died in February 1982 at 85 years old. We know that Ralph Dawson had been residing in Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona.

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Ralph Dawson died in February 1982 at age 85. He was born on December 30, 1896. We are unaware of information about Ralph's surviving family. We know that Ralph Dawson had been residing in Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona.
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1896 - 1982 World Events

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In 1896, in the year that Ralph Dawson was born, in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

In 1932, Ralph was 36 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1950, when he was 54 years old, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1963, he was 67 years old when 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.

In 1982, in the year of Ralph Dawson's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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Born: around 1910
Georgia, United States
Ralph J Dawson
Born: around 1920
Mississippi, United States
Ralph D Dawson
Born: around 1912
Texas, United States
Ralph M Dawson
Born: around 1918
Texas, United States
Ralph A Dawson
Born: around 1920
Illinois, United States
Ralph W Dawson
Born: around 1910
Illinois, United States
Ralph Jr Dawson
Born: around 1914
Illinois, United States
Ralph C Dawson
Born: around 1910
United States
Ralph W Dawson
Born: around 1923
United States
Ralph J Dawson
Born: around 1921
Indiana, United States
Ralph E Dawson
Born: around 1908
New York, United States
Ralph E Dawson
Born: around 1927
Vermont, United States
Ralph C Dawson
Born: around 1898
United States
Ralph C Dawson
Born: around 1922
Maryland, United States
Ralph F Dawson
Born: around 1920
California, United States
Ralph E Dawson
Born: around 1923
West Virginia, United States
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Died: 1885
Durham Lead, Australia
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Heidelberg, Australia

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Gertrude Dawson
Jul 16, 1882 - April 1967
Phoenix, Arizona
Patric Niels Dawson
Nov 16, 1959 - Jun 13, 1999
David Dawson
Sep 5, 1937 - December 1979
Hubert A Dawson
Oct 6, 1907 - Jun 21, 1991
Tucson, AZ
Nadyne Dawson
Feb 24, 1942 - Nov 18, 1992
Bakersfield, CA
Harry Dawson
Sep 18, 1942 - Nov 28, 2001
San Carlos, AZ
Dorothy B Dawson
Oct 7, 1909 - May 31, 1981
Phoenix, AZ
Martha Louise Dawson
Nov 14, 1915 - Jul 27, 2009
Arizona
Yvonne E Dawson
Dec 8, 1926 - Sep 30, 1996
Las Vegas, NV
Titus C Dawson
Jul 12, 1946 - Apr 29, 1976
Ernest Lamont Dawson
Oct 4, 1962 - Nov 9, 2010
McDonough, Georgia
Grace Dawson
Nov 30, 1933 - May 25, 2011
Mesa, Arizona
Margaret A Dawson
Jun 5, 1946 - Sep 27, 1988
Truth or Consequences, NM
Tamekka Lashaun Dawson
Dec 18, 1976 - Apr 28, 2011
Arizona
William Dawson
Sep 13, 1947 - March 1978
Mildred Dawson
Jul 5, 1905 - February 1974
Branson, Missouri
R A Dawson
Mar 4, 1948 - June 1994
Jerry W Dawson
Apr 19, 1963 - Feb 23, 2010
Glendale, AZ
Concepcion D Dawson
Dec 8, 1891 - Feb 15, 1972
Tucson, AZ
Carrie Dawson
Nov 5, 1879 - January 1970
Mesa, Arizona

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Oleta M Petty
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Shamrock, TX
Charlotte Terrill
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Phoenix, Arizona
John Zimmerman
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Tempe, Arizona
Paul T Miller
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Tempe, AZ
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