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Ralph Sidney Cox (1895 - 1977)

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Ralph Sidney Cox
1895 - 1977
Born
February 14, 1895
Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio United States
Death
April 21, 1977
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa United States
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Ralph Sidney Cox was born on February 14, 1895 in Mansfield, Ohio United States. According to his family tree, he married Nellie Ruth (Matthews) Cox on August 19, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana United States. He died on April 21, 1977 in Des Moines, Iowa United States at age 82.
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Ralph Sidney Cox passed away on April 21, 1977 in Des Moines, Iowa United States at 82 years of age. He was born on February 14, 1895 in Mansfield, Ohio United States. According to his family tree, he married Nellie Ruth (Matthews) Cox on August 19, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana United States.
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In 1895, in the year that Ralph Sidney Cox was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1914, at the age of 19 years old, Ralph was alive when in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1933, when he was 38 years old, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1959, at the age of 64 years old, Ralph was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1977, in the year of Ralph Sidney Cox's passing, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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