Ralph William Miller

8 Jan 1915 - 15 Sep 1995

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Ralph William Miller

8 Jan 1915 - 15 Sep 1995
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Monica Miler revised 10/4/95 3rd period Melody Ann Miller May 16, 1982 Family History Ralph W. Miller was born in the “old Miller” home at Seventeenth North Grant Avenue, in American Fork, Utah, January 8, 1915, at 6:30 P.M. He lived in this same house until he was married in 1938. Some of his e
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Ralph William Miller

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Married: 12 Jul 1938
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Evergreen Cemetery

1876-1998 North 2000 West
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States

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Sealed July 21, 1952
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Contributor: trishkovach Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

Monica Miler revised 10/4/95 3rd period Melody Ann Miller May 16, 1982 Family History Ralph W. Miller was born in the “old Miller” home at Seventeenth North Grant Avenue, in American Fork, Utah, January 8, 1915, at 6:30 P.M. He lived in this same house until he was married in 1938. Some of his earliest recollections are as a boy of three years. Ralph was feeding the chickens, in particular an old crippled hen. The snow that year was over his head. He would chase the chickens up and down the tunnels or paths shoveled out by his father and his older brothers Rollo and Leon. At about the age of five, Ralph received a beautiful Dan Patch coaster wagon, named after the famous race horse. Ralph’s favorite place to play was down along the fence that ran from his place to Main Street. They had neighbors to the south by the name of Poulson. The Poulson’s had a daughter named Vilo. She was Ralph’s first girl friend at the age of seven. Ralph’s schooling started in the old Harrington School, located in the middle of town, then to Forbses School. He remembers all of his grade school teachers. Ralph went to junior high and then to high school. He graduated from high school in 1933. Ralph almost didn’t make it to that time, though. In February of that same year, while walking home from Lehi, he was hit from behind by a car. Ralph was knocked unconscious ad his left leg muscles were torn loose from his ankle to his hip. He had to crawl home the remaining two miles. As a result of this accident, he had to spend nine weeks in bed. The “hit and run” driver was never found. After graduating from high school, Ralph and some of his buddies got together. They sat on a park lawn trying to think of something fun to do. A train passed through town. These boys went and caught that train and rode it for quite some time. During their travels, these boys had many experiences. Once when they were walking alongside the railroad tracks, Ralph saw something shine and discovered a gold-chained watch. The men who kept watch on the trains were called Bulls. One particular “bull” seemed to be really tough and Ralph kept his eye on him. This “bull” came down on top of a railroad car in pursuit of a boy. When the boy was caught, the man stood on top of his hands and beat the boy over the head with a rubber hose. A couple of Ralph’s friends, Dayton Healey and Don Wagstaff, jumped up on top of an engine and went to sleep. When they woke up they found themselves in a round house. A certain “bull” in Omaha rode one hundred miles to get boys off the train. When this man caught Ralph and his friends, he took then down to a car with forty-five other boys. To show that he meant business, the man took off his coat and unveiled a 45 rife under each arm. In Colorado, Ralph and company got tied up because all of the trains were out. When one finally did come in, they had to ride in a refrigerator car. After traveling one hundred miles into Denver, one can imagine how nice the hot sun felt upon exiting. The boys were able to see the World’s Fair on this trip. When Ralph returned home, his sister didn’t even recognize him until he was next to her. The boys who accompanied Ralph on this expedition were Don Wagstaff, Dayton Healey, Fred Healey, Jim Durrant, Dale Durrant, and Ed Darling. Ralph doesn’t know the current whereabouts of the Healey brothers. He, however, is the only one still living out of the remaining group. Don was a guard down at a prison and was stabbed and killed by an inmate.. Ed was killed on the highway by a truck. Ralph had a Newfoundland dog named Bawley. His uncle owned the dog to begin with. When he was just a year old, Bawley saved this uncle’s life. A bull was chasing him and pinned him down. Bawley grabbed for the bull’s nose and his uncle was able to crawl underneath the fence and escape. Bawley used to chase Model T’s. They were designed with a metal rim protruding out of the tire. Bawley got caught on one of those rims and it bore a hole into his side. For the rest of his life, Bawley had to carry that leg. He was thereafter called the “arithmetic dog.” This was because he “put down three and carried one.” When Ralph would go over to town at night, some guys would razz him. One of the boys went to tap Ralph on the shoulder and Bawley jumped at the boy’s throat. He would’ve torn out his jugular vein if the boy hadn’t moved. All of his life, Ralph has had a great interest in auto mechanics, or mechanics of any kind for that matter. He enjoyed making things work and using his carpentry skills. Ralph has always loved the great outdoors and being next to nature. He loves the desert and vast open spaces. Ralph is always trying to see the “other side of the Hill.” He especially enjoys traveling the back roads, away from the crowds. Ralph has always loved the Church of Jesus Christ of Latte-day Saints. He has tried to do most of the tings that were asked of him. Ralph says of himself that he doesn’t think that he has lived a terribly exciting life, or accomplished any great things. However, he does admit that it’s been a good life. If he could do it all again, Ralph says that he would’ve wanted to gain more and better education. He doesn’t think that any of the young people today could relate to the way life was back in his time. Ralph thinks it was great.

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Ralph William Miller was born on 8 Jan 1915
Ralph William Miller was 15 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
1929
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Ralph William Miller was 25 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
1939
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Ralph William Miller was 31 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
1945
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Ralph William Miller was 41 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
1955
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Ralph William Miller was 50 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
1965
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Ralph William Miller was 64 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
1978
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Ralph William Miller was 74 years old when The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million US gallons (260,000 bbl; 41,000 m3) of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made maritime environmental disasters. A tanker is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers also carry commodities such as vegetable oils, molasses and wine. In the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command, a tanker used to refuel other ships is called an oiler but many other navies use the terms tanker and replenishment tanker.
1989
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Ralph William Miller died on 15 Sep 1995 at the age of 80
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