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Ralph E King (1908 - 1997)

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Ralph E King
1908 - 1997
Born
September 25, 1908
Death
April 13, 1997
Last Known Residence
Calimesa, Riverside County, California 92320
Summary
Ralph E King of Calimesa, Riverside County, California was born on September 25, 1908, and died at age 88 years old on April 13, 1997.
Updated: January 23, 2013
Biography ID: 482696

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Calimesa, Riverside County, California 92320
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Ralph King passed away at age 88 years old on April 13, 1997. Ralph E King of Calimesa, Riverside County, California was born on September 25, 1908.

Average Age & Life Expectancy

Ralph E King lived 17 years longer than the average King family member when he died at the age of 88.
The average age of a King family member is 71.
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Ralph, Gerold & Barton King
Ralph, Gerold & Barton King, sons of Wilbur & Eva (Swafford) King
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Darling picture where were they born and who was Wilbur Kings parents?
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Ralph & Barton King
Ralph Emery & Rufas Barton King, sons of Wilber & Eva (King) Swafford
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1908 - 1997 World Events

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In 1908, in the year that Ralph E King was born, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1937, when he was 29 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1940, by the time he was 32 years old, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1972, Ralph was 64 years old when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1997, in the year of Ralph E King's passing, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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