Ralph Fowler Coleman (1921 - 2001)

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Birth


Roswell, Fulton County, Georgia United States

Death


Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia United States

Cause of death

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Burial / Funeral

at Green Lawn Cemetery,
Roswell, Fulton County, GA United States

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Family

Father: Arthur Coleman
Father: Willie Mae (Fowler) Coleman
Siblings: Charles Coleman, James Coleman, Joe Coleman, Ruth Coleman Mosher, Dorcus Coleman McDonald, Frank Coleman, and Tommy Coleman

Wife: Doris (Tolbert) Coleman
Children with Doris: Donald R Coleman, Lana (Coleman) Robinson, and Cyndee (Coleman) Thomas

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Professions

USAF - Retired
City of Roswell, Georgia

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USAF / Major/Retired

Middle name

Fowler

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Ethnicity

White

Nationality

United Staes of America

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Gender

Male

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1921 - In the year that Ralph Fowler Coleman was born, 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..

1930 - When he was just 9 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

1962 - By the time he was 41 years old, on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

1964 - By the time he was 43 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

1965 - At the age of 44 years old, Ralph was alive when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

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Ralph Fowler Coleman, father to 3 children, died on January 23, 2001 in Atlanta, Georgia at 79 years of age. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, Roswell, GA. He was born on June 13, 1921 in Roswell, Georgia. He was born to Arthur Coleman and Willie Mae (Fowler) Coleman, with siblings Charles, James, Joe, Ruth, Dorcus, Frank, and Tommy. Ralph married Doris Tolbert. and they gave birth to Donald R Coleman, Lana (Coleman) Robinson, and Cyndee (Coleman) Thomas.

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