Elsie Ruff (1895 - 1977)

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Elsie Ruff
1895 - 1977
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November 16, 1895
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February 1977
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Bronx, Bronx County, New York 10460
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Elsie Ruff was born on November 16, 1895. She died in February 1977 at 81 years old. We know that Elsie Ruff had been residing in Bronx, Bronx County, New York 10460.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Elsie Ruff passed away in February 1977 at 81 years old. She was born on November 16, 1895. There is no information about Elsie's surviving family. We know that Elsie Ruff had been residing in Bronx, Bronx County, New York 10460.

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In 1895, in the year that Elsie Ruff was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1920, when she was 25 years old, in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1958, at the age of 63 years old, Elsie was alive when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1964, when she was 69 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1977, in the year of Elsie Ruff's passing, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

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