Ralph L Owen (1896 - 1987)

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Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina

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1896 - In the year that Ralph L Owen was born, on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

1921 - When he was 25 years old, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

1962 - At the age of 66 years old, Ralph was alive when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

1966 - Ralph was 70 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

1987 - In the year of Ralph L Owen's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Ralph L Owen passed away on November 15, 1987 at age 91. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on February 21, 1896. We have no information about Ralph's family. We know that Ralph L Owen had been residing in Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina.

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