Ronald Francis King

(1914 - 1940)

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Ronald Francis King
1914 - 1940
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c. 1914
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November 14, 1940
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Ronald Francis King was born c. 1914. He died on November 14, 1940 at age 26.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Ronald Francis King passed away on November 14, 1940 at 26 years of age. He was buried in Greenwich Metropolitan Borough, Civilian War Dead. He was born c. 1914. There is no information about Ronald's family.

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In 1914, in the year that Ronald Francis King was born, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1922, by the time he was only 8 years old, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1926, he was just 12 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1937, when he was 23 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, in the year of Ronald Francis King's passing, 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.

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c. 1921 - May 23, 1944 1921 - 1944
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Unknown - Feb 5, 1942 ? - 1942
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c. 1921 - Aug 26, 1943 1921 - 1943
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c. 1905 - May 4, 1946 1905 - 1946
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c. 1917 - Feb 12, 1942 1917 - 1942
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c. 1926 - Nov 1, 1944 1926 - 1944
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c. 1921 - Nov 10, 1940 1921 - 1940
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c. 1938 - Sep 25, 1940 1938 - 1940
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c. 1910 - Feb 8, 1944 1910 - 1944
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c. 1884 - Aug 19, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1907 - Sep 1, 1945 1907 - 1945
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Unknown - Oct 26, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1923 - Sep 29, 1945 1923 - 1945
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c. 1881 - Sep 4, 1915 1881 - 1915
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c. 1925 - Apr 8, 1945 1925 - 1945
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Unknown - Mar 30, 1918 ? - 1918
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Unknown - Mar 21, 1918 ? - 1918
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c. 1912 - Sep 17, 1940 1912 - 1940
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c. 1897 - Nov 5, 1918 1897 - 1918
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