Elsie Lynn Ruff (1920 - 2006)

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Elsie Lynn Ruff
1920 - 2006
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August 22, 1920
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October 11, 2006
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Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 99218
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Elsie Lynn Ruff was born on August 22, 1920. She died on October 11, 2006 at 86 years of age. We know that Elsie Lynn Ruff had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 99218.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Elsie Lynn Ruff died on October 11, 2006 at age 86. She was born on August 22, 1920. There is no information about Elsie's family. We know that Elsie Lynn Ruff had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 99218.

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In 1920, in the year that Elsie Lynn Ruff was born, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1937, by the time she was 17 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1941, Elsie was 21 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1951, she was 31 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1973, when she was 53 years old, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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