Richard Leon Jex

7 Apr 1887 - 13 Dec 1974


Richard Leon Jex

7 Apr 1887 - 13 Dec 1974
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Richard Leon (RL) Jex This was taken from the Jex Genealogy and Family History book published around 1963. This was written and submitted by R. L. Jex. Richard Leon Jex is the eldest child and only son of Richard H. and Ruth J. Jex. He was born on his father’s twenty-fifth birthday. Being the only
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Richard Leon Jex


Spanish Fork City Cemetery

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Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
United States


May 28, 2011


May 25, 2011

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Richard Leon (R.L.) Jex

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Richard Leon (RL) Jex This was taken from the Jex Genealogy and Family History book published around 1963. This was written and submitted by R. L. Jex. Richard Leon Jex is the eldest child and only son of Richard H. and Ruth J. Jex. He was born on his father’s twenty-fifth birthday. Being the only boy in a family with seven sisters, it was often stated that he was spoiled by having so many sisters to wait on him, but they have always been a very close family and have relied upon one another for advice and counsel when the need arose. He attended the local schools, which had classes to the eighth grade at the time; but when his father was called on a mission for the church, he quit school and operated the family farm until his father’s return. Although only in his early teens, he became the breadwinner for the family during his father’s absence. He continued to work with his father on the farm until early manhood when he became interested in a business career. He began that business experience with the Jex Lumber company. Then he tried the automobile business in the early days of the modern car. In 1923 he purchased the Farmers Cooperative, a general mercantile business, changed, the name to the R.L. Jex General Merchandise and has successfully operated this business since that time. He owns one of the oldest businesses in our city. He was a founder and organizer of the Bank of Spanish Fork in 1930. He has been a member of the board of directors of the bank since its beginning. After serving several years as vice-president, he was elected president in 1960. R. L. Served as Bishop of the First Ward for five years. He did an outstanding job in serving the ward membership and assisting those in need. His community activities have seen him serve every segment of local community life. He served as a member of the City Council, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Federal Land Bank, Vice President and Director of the East Bench Canal Company, President of the Utah Retail Grocers Association, and President of the Jex Lumber Company. December 20, 1961, R. L. And LaVerne celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, marking a pleasant happy, companionship of fifty years of married life.

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Richard Leon Jex was born on 7 Apr 1887
Richard Leon Jex was 9 years old when George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
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Richard Leon Jex was 17 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
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Richard Leon Jex was 30 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
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Richard Leon Jex was 33 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
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Richard Leon Jex was 52 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
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Richard Leon Jex was 53 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
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Richard Leon Jex was 66 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
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Richard Leon Jex was 77 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
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Richard Leon Jex died on 13 Dec 1974 at the age of 87
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