Ralph Jacobson (1916 - 1987)

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Ralph Jacobson
1916 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Ralph Jacobson was born on December 24, 1916. He died in April 1987 at 70 years of age. We know that Ralph Jacobson had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98115.


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Ralph Jacobson died in April 1987 at 70 years old. He was born on December 24, 1916. There is no information about Ralph's family. We know that Ralph Jacobson had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98115.
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In 1916, in the year that Ralph Jacobson was born, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1942, at the age of 26 years old, Ralph was alive when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1957, at the age of 41 years old, Ralph was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1961, when he was 45 years old, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1987, in the year of Ralph Jacobson's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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Washington, United States
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Born: around 1927
Arkansas, United States
Ralph B Jacobson
Born: around 1926
North Dakota, United States
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Born: around 1910
Iowa, United States
Ralph A Jacobson
Born: around 1917
Wisconsin, United States
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Born: around 1921
Wisconsin, United States
Ralph A Jacobson
Born: around 1910
Wisconsin, United States
Ralph J Jacobson
Born: around 1918
Wisconsin, United States
Ralph Jacobson
Born: around 1909
New York, United States
Ralph Jacobson
Born: around 1920
Massachusetts, United States
Ralph N Jacobson
Born: around 1919
Washington, United States
Ralph S Jacobson
Born: around 1920
Connecticut, United States
Ralph S Jacobson
Born: around 1925
Washington, United States
Ralph E Jacobson
Born: around 1918
Minnesota, United States
Ralph G Jacobson
Born: around 1922
Minnesota, United States
Ralph E Jacobson
Born: around 1917
Wisconsin, United States
Ralph O Jacobson
Born: around 1922
New York, United States
Ralph H Jacobson
Born: around 1923
New York, United States

Other Jacobsons

Mary I Jacobson
Aug 31, 1913 - Jun 19, 1997
Berkeley, CA
Eivind Jacobson
Jun 28, 1894 - May 1973
Poulsbo, Washington
Cornelius M Jacobson
Mar 24, 1904 - December 1993
Lincoln City, OR
A Jacobson
Apr 27, 1911 - September 1980
Vista, California
Edmund Jacobson
Nov 20, 1905 - September 1968
Portland, Oregon
Ketel Jacobson
Jan 16, 1914 - January 1986
Yakima, Washington
Olaf Jacobson
May 18, 1910 - August 1978
Sacramento, California
Marian F Jacobson
Aug 22, 1917 - Nov 8, 2007
Glendale, AZ
John Jacobson
Oct 23, 1901 - August 1983
Longview, Washington
Arthur K Jacobson
Mar 23, 1909 - Sep 11, 1997
Lincoln City, OR
Elmer Jacobson
Mar 24, 1910 - October 1972
Grayland, Washington
Ernie Jacobson
Jun 3, 1895 - May 23, 1992
Crescent City, CA
Pete Jacobson
May 4, 1877 - November 1963
Frank Jacobson
Jan 6, 1879 - June 1969
Chehalis, Washington
Myrtle Jacobson
Feb 5, 1918 - Nov 28, 2005
Tacoma, WA
Helmer Jacobson
Mar 18, 1910 - January 1979
Lynnwood, Washington
Oscar Jacobson
Sep 21, 1918 - September 1979
Everett, Washington
David E Jacobson
Sep 26, 1906 - Jun 24, 1994
Portland, OR
Malvin E Jacobson
Mar 5, 1910 - Mar 4, 1989
Everett, WA
Maldor Jacobson
Oct 10, 1896 - August 1981
Edmonds, Washington

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Mary I Jacobson
Aug 31, 1913 - Jun 19, 1997
Berkeley, CA
Marlton C Falconer
Mar 18, 1914 - Apr 3, 2003
Suquamish, WA
Helen D Klepper
Oct 4, 1915 - Nov 27, 1998
Scappoose, OR
Ellis Lissner
Oct 9, 1894 - April 1965
Robert R Jacoby
Jan 17, 1912 - Apr 4, 2003
Bainbridge Island, WA
Ralph A Morrison
Dec 17, 1918 - Mar 17, 2001
Seattle, WA
Martin Tverdal
Jul 8, 1904 - May 30, 1988
Seattle, WA
Samuel Connell
Mar 2, 1887 - June 1967
Seattle, Washington
James Palmer
Jan 16, 1896 - February 1974
San Diego, California
John F Kelly
Oct 3, 1912 - Dec 10, 1991
Fuku Kusakabe
Feb 2, 1897 - September 1969
Seattle, Washington
Gordon E Duncan
Feb 20, 1918 - May 24, 1995
Skykomish, WA
Sol Sharin
Mar 17, 1915 - Nov 16, 2000
San Diego, CA
Myrtle Hawkins
Feb 5, 1911 - May 1983
North Powder, Oregon
Edna G Pielemeier
May 18, 1902 - Dec 6, 1997
Redmond, WA
Leta Pitts
Nov 15, 1881 - November 1969
Seattle, Washington
Elaine Alam
Jul 16, 1912 - May 1986
Federal Way, Washington
Henry Good
Mar 20, 1886 - February 1970
Yakima, Washington
William B Stilwater
Jul 15, 1913 - Jun 15, 1998
Yakima, WA
William R Hall
Sep 11, 1918 - May 20, 1989
San Diego, CA
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