Edwin Richard Rappleye

24 January 1943–16 May 1980 (Age 37)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Edwin Richard

When Edwin Richard Rappleye was born on 24 January 1943, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Melvin Jesse Rappleye, was 25 and his mother, Ruth Stewart, was 19. He died on 16 May 1980, at the age of 37, and was buried in Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Melvin Jesse Rappleye
1917–2010
Ruth Stewart
1923–2016
Edwin Richard Rappleye
1943–1980
Lesleye Rappleye

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World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 1

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1952 · Uranium in Moab

Age 9

Uranium mining in Utah has a history going back more than 100 years but, it started as a byproduct of vanadium mining. With the development of Nuclear Weapons, Utah saw a uranium boom in the late 1940s and early 1950s, but uranium mining declined near the end of the Cold War. Currently Uranium is still being mined but just a small amount for power plants and for research.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 12

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 Possibly an Americanized spelling of Swiss and South German Räppli or Räpple, diminutives of Rapp .2 Possibly a respelling of French Rappelet, which is most probably a derivative of Old French rapel ‘occupation’, ‘profession’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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