Richard Leon Jex

7 Apr 1887 - 13 Dec 1974

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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


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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 4 years old when Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
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.
Richard Leon Jex was 27 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Richard Leon Jex was 43 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Richard Leon Jex was 44 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Richard Leon Jex was 58 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
Richard Leon Jex was 69 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.
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.
Richard Leon Jex died on 13 Dec 1974 at the age of 87
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