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Ralph Wesley Auten 

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George W. Auten
2/24/1875 - 11/9/1972

Kate E. Daugherty
9/19/1880 - 10/19/1956
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Ralph Wesley Auten
1/24/1906 - 5/17/1950
(Shown at age 19)
Ralph Wesley Auten was born on January 24, 1906 somewhere in Ohio and died on May 17, 1950 in Akron, Ohio. He lived to be 44 years old.

He married on 4/18/1913 to Ruth Virginia Wood (4/4/1909 - 8/1/1977).
Children: John Buckler Auten (6/1/1935),Gene Wesley Auten (6/1/1935 -6/1/1935),Thomas Andrew Auten (5/21/1939) & David Ralph Auten (1/14/1950).
Census4/25/1910 Akron OH (Summit County) 4 yrs old 
Recorded as family #297: George W. Auten (age 35), Kate E. (age 28), George R. (age 6), Ralph (age 4) and Josephine (age 2). Kate and George have been married 8 years. All were born in OH as were their parents -- except George W.'s mother who was born in Connecticut. It appears the census recorder made a mistake and wrote that Kate and George R. have had two children and 2 are still living. George W. is an attorney. 
Census1/3/1920 Akron OH (Summit County) 13 yrs old 
Recorded as family #153: George Auten (age 42), Kate (age 39), Russell (age 16), Ralph (age 14), Josephine (age 11) and William Daugherty (father-in-law, age 68). William is a widow and says he was born in OH, his father in Pennsylvania and his mother in Ireland and Irish is his native language. Everyone else was born in OH as were their parents. The children have been attending school and everyone can read and write. William is a house carpenter. George is a general practice Lawyer.  
Census4/8/1930 Akron OH (Summit County) 24 yrs old 
Recorded as family #153: George W. Auten (age 55), Katie E. (age 49), Ralph W. (age 24), and Josephine E. (age 21). George was 27 when he was first married and Katie was 22. George and his father were born in Ohio while his mother was born in PA. Katie and her parents were born in OH. All of the children were born in OH. George owns the house where they live and estimates the value of his estate to be $12,000. The family owns a radio, the children are attending school and all can read and write. George is a lawyer.  

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6 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
7 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
8 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
17 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
17 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
18 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
20 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
21 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
22 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
30 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
32 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
40 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
41 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
2 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
6 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
7 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
11 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
13 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
32 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
33 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
35 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
44 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
3 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
4 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
21 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
23 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
24 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
26 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
27 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
28 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
28 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
29 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
33 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
37 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
38 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
39 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
3 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
8 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
11 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
13 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
14 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
32 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
33 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
39 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Ruth Wood
Born on April 4, 1909 and died on August 1, 1977.
They were married 4/18/1913.

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