John Woodruff (1912 - 1983)

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John Woodruff
1912 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
John Woodruff was born on April 5, 1912. He died in May 1983 at 71 years old. We know that John Woodruff had been residing in Eldorado, Saline County, Illinois 62930.


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John Woodruff passed away in May 1983 at 71 years old. He was born on April 5, 1912. There is no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Woodruff had been residing in Eldorado, Saline County, Illinois 62930.
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1912 - 1983 World Events

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In 1912, in the year that John Woodruff was born, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1935, at the age of 23 years old, John was alive when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1953, he was 41 years old when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1965, John was 53 years old when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1983, in the year of John Woodruff's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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around 1911 - May 21, 1940
John W Woodruff
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Ohio, United States
John C Woodruff
Born: around 1926
New Jersey, United States
John H Woodruff
Born: around 1925
New Jersey, United States
John T Woodruff
Born: around 1925
New Jersey, United States
John C Woodruff
Born: around 1917
New Jersey, United States
John Woodruff
Born: around 1922
California, United States
John Q Woodruff
Born: around 1921
Utah, United States
John H Woodruff
Born: around 1925
California, United States
John D Woodruff
Born: around 1913
Missouri, United States
John Woodruff
Born: around 1913
United States
John R Woodruff
Born: around 1919
United States
John W Woodruff
Born: around 1927
Ohio, United States
John R Woodruff
Born: around 1926
United States
John E Woodruff
Born: around 1921
United States
John W Woodruff
Born: around 1912
Ohio, United States
John P Woodruff
Born: around 1921
Ohio, United States
John H Woodruff
Born: around 1918
Ohio, United States
John G Jr Woodruff
Born: around 1924
North Carolina, United States
John R Woodruff
Born: around 1923
North Carolina, United States

Other Woodruffs

Willard Woodruff
Apr 10, 1884 - November 1962
Adrienne A Woodruff
Mar 5, 1908 - October 1989
Luray, MO
Elva Woodruff
Mar 24, 1920 - January 1985
Hobbs, New Mexico
Louise Woodruff
Dec 19, 1903 - December 1978
Esther Woodruff
May 21, 1916 - December 1982
McHenry, Illinois
Elwood Woodruff
Apr 20, 1950 - August 1972
R D Woodruff
Dec 11, 1961 - December 1994
Michael D Woodruff
Sep 24, 1970 - Apr 7, 1999
Mary M Woodruff
Mar 2, 1910 - Mar 4, 2008
Pleasant Plains, IL
Rose M Woodruff
Nov 17, 1901 - Feb 8, 1989
Willis Woodruff
Aug 1, 1911 - December 1969
Hialeah, Florida
Ronald L Woodruff
Jul 20, 1926 - Jun 24, 2010
Chicago, IL
Mary C Woodruff
Oct 18, 1934 - Sep 9, 1993
Grayslake, IL
Goldie Woodruff
Apr 27, 1886 - September 1977
Macomb, Illinois
Charles L Woodruff
Dec 20, 1930 - May 12, 1996
Robert Woodruff
Apr 14, 1895 - October 1981
Ruth S Woodruff
Jan 18, 1903 - Dec 27, 1989
Harriet B Woodruff
Dec 31, 1931 - Aug 16, 2000
Anniston, AL
Bryan S Woodruff
Nov 19, 1955 - Dec 7, 2001
Collinsville, IL
Jewell Woodruff
Aug 5, 1904 - June 1972
Redondo Beach, California

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Aug 16, 1910 - September 1973
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Phillip G Pigott
May 21, 1918 - Jul 28, 1974
Waymon Bostick
Jan 12, 1914 - January 1984
Los Angeles, California
William Clutts
Jan 3, 1907 - October 1980
Paducah, Kentucky
Fred Finke
Jan 14, 1912 - April 1972
Murphysboro, Illinois
Otis Zimmerly
Feb 20, 1886 - July 1964
Lemuel L Piper
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Decatur, IL
Almaj Levan
Jul 12, 1913 - Sep 3, 2002
Belleville, IL
Herman Baumler
Jan 20, 1898 - March 1984
Murphysboro, Illinois
Ralph Herron
Jan 15, 1917 - February 1980
Murphysboro, Illinois
Lester Hinton
Oct 2, 1910 - February 1984
Carmi, Illinois
Erna M Reves
Feb 11, 1914 - Aug 25, 2007
Nashville, IL
Dora Freeman
Dec 4, 1898 - December 1983
Los Angeles, California
Rose Newman
Mar 26, 1916 - October 1974
Chicago, Illinois
Morris Levy
Apr 21, 1892 - September 1973
Chicago, Illinois
Buford Garrett
Mar 25, 1915 - August 1971
Harvey, Illinois
Mary L Potts
Sep 3, 1909 - Feb 4, 1990
Cozad, NE
Herbert Dennis
Jun 19, 1914 - April 1976
Eleanor P Landsinger
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