Schwartz, Ralph Waldo.

Biography

Schwartz, Ralph Waldo. (Hope, James); b. February 17 (12), 1912, Denver, Colorado; Jewish; father David Schwartz (1889-?), mother Jessie Biro (1890-?); High School education, Also attended military school for 6 months; Single; Carpenter and Driver; CP April 1936 (1934); Received Passport# 25078, San Francisco series, on February 27, 1937 which listed his address as 201 Platt Street, and 1840 East Anaheim Street, both Long Beach, California; Sailed March 24, 1937 aboard the Manhattan; Arrived in Spain on April 1, 1937; Served with the Artillery, 11th Regt., 2nd Group, 14th Battery (John Brown Battery), 155mm Guns, Chief Telephonist; Rank Cabo; Returned to the US on February 4, 1938 aboard the President Harding; Wife Marjorie Minnie Munson (1912-2005) who was previously married to fellow veteran Earl Albert Ozias; d. March 12, 1988, Fresno, California.
Siblings: sisters Hazel Swarts (1914-?), and Adele Swarts (1926-?).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; RGASPI.