Charles Curtis Ruthford (1924 - 2007)

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Burial / Funeral

Tahoma National Cemetery
Section M Row B Site 111,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Maple Valley, King County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: TEC 4
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Curtis

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1924 - In the year that Charles Curtis Ruthford was born, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

1927 - When he was merely 3 years old, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

1951 - By the time he was 27 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

1983 - When he was 59 years old, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

1992 - When he was 68 years old, in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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Charles Curtis Ruthford passed away on February 9, 2007 at 82 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Charles. He was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section M Row B Site 111, Kent, Wa. He was born on August 2, 1924. We have no information about Charles's family. We know that Charles Curtis Ruthford had been residing in Maple Valley, King County, Washington.

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