Rual Seward Ricks

2 Jul 1899 - 11 Sep 1962


Rual Seward Ricks

2 Jul 1899 - 11 Sep 1962
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Rual Seward Ricks


Rexburg Cemetery

312 Cemetery Rd
Rexburg, Madison, Idaho
United States


August 4, 2011


August 4, 2011

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Contributor: trishkovach Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

I attended grade school and 4 years high school in Rexburg, Idaho. In Dec. 1918 I married my wife. We farmed for two years and i worked at odd jobs one year. In 1922 we moved to Pocatello Idaho. I got a job in the Union Pacific Railroad shops. I have worked there for 36 years in various capacities. I have two sons and tow daughters, we also had another daughter, she died 3 weeks after birth. I had four brothers and one sister in my mother’s family. My father had two wives. There were two boys and five girls in his other family. I am an Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am a ward teacher and a member of the ward genealogical committee. My hobbies are fishing and camping and gardening. I was ordained first counselor the the president of the 3rd Quorum of Elders 23 Nov 1958. I was appointed (a) teacher in Elder’s quorum 12 April 1959. Dec. 1, 1959, Em and I were set apart to officiate in the Idaho Falls Temple. July 10, 1960, (I) was ordained (a) High Priest by the president of North Idaho Falls Stake, Lloyd Meckelsen. Gave a short talk in Priesthood meeting. July 24, gave my first talk in church sacrament meeting, 25 minutes on my reactivating in the church. Another Personal History written by Rual Seward Ricks. I was born in a log house in Rexburg Idaho. It was the only house in town with a shingle roof, all the others had a dirt roof. In 1907 my father built a new brick house for us. It had electric lights, but no furnace or water, and no basement. We got our water from a hydrant a little way from the house. We used a wood stove and we took our baths in a round tin tub. I went to grade school for 8 years, and to high school 4 years at the Ricks Academy. It is a LDS church school. In 1914 my mother took up a homestead 50 miles north of Rexburg. We moved out there and lived during the summer for the next 5 years. We moved back to Rexburg in the fall for me to go to school. I didn’t have much to do on the farm, just chop a little wood and mild a cow. The rest of the time I spent fishing in Camos Creek and hunting sage hens and ducks. I had a 22 rifle, a shot gun and a pistol and 2 ponies. What more could a boy want. We always had plenty to eat, but very little money. My father died in 1915. My mother was very religious. She came to Utah in 1868 from Denmark, with her parents, they crossed the plain with ox teams. My father was born in Farmington Utah in 1857. His father came to Utah in 1848 with Heber C Kimball Company. In 1917 I bought a Model T Ford and made a hot rod out of it. I believe it was the first racer in our part of the state, I had a lot of fun with it. I met my wife at a dance in St. Anthony, and the following year, 1918, we were married, by Judge Charles D Sutton, in the Fremont County Court House at St. Anthony, Idaho. We lived in part of my mothers house the rest of the winter and in the spring I rented 360 acres of dry farm. We farmed for 2 years, and both years were so dry that we didn’t raise enough to live on, so I quit farming and went to work for wages. I worked in Montana and Wyoming, but I never had steady work. I din’t have a trade. In 1922 we moved to Pocatello, Idaho, and I got a job with the Union Pacific Railroad. I have worked for the railroad for 36 years in various capacities. 1n 1919 our first boy was born, 27 Sept. Our first girl was born on 19 January 1921, our next girl was born 24 January 1923, and our second son was born 25 Aug. 1925. We had another baby girl in 1930, she only lived a few days. We lived in several different house in Pocatello, and in 1930 we bought a home in Alameda, at 232 Wayne, where we still live. In 1936 we moved to Provo, Utah. I was sent there by the railroad to run a small machine shop. The job only lasted 5 months and we came back to Pocatello. In 1940 our oldest son joined the army and our oldest girl also joined. She was a graduate nurse. She was on a hospital ship. We made several trips to England and she was in the Philippine Island when the war ended. When she landed in Los Angeles, we went down to see her. Ralph Edwards gave her a surprise party on a radio program, and had I and my wife fly down and surprise her. We stayed a week in a big hotel with all expenses paid. It was quite a trip, as we had never been to California before. Our 3 oldest children moved to Seattle. Are married and still live there. Our youngest son lives in Puerto Rico. He is superintendent of a plastic factory. I have 4 brothers and one sister all much older than I. They had all left home when I was going to school, so I was a lone child. in 1948 I was appointed Methoids Engineer. We were sent to Salt Lake to work at the new Diesel repair shop. I only stayed a short time, as I didn’t like the job and I didn’t want to sell our home and buy a new one. So we came back to Pocatello, where I work at the present time. In 1957 my wife and I were marred in the Idaho Falls Temple by Francis Davis. We go to the temple often. We have done 50 endowments between us. We have had our Patriarchal blessing by Hyrum Crane. And we read them often. I am a Elder in the church, a ward teacher and a member of the ward genealogical committee.

Life timeline of Rual Seward Ricks

Rual Seward Ricks was born on 2 Jul 1899
Rual Seward Ricks was 9 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Rual Seward Ricks was 15 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.
Rual Seward Ricks was 30 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.
Rual Seward Ricks was 40 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.
Rual Seward Ricks was 46 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.
Rual Seward Ricks was 58 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Rual Seward Ricks died on 11 Sep 1962 at the age of 63
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