Ovid Rutledge (1891 - 1978)

Ovid Rutledge
1891 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Ovid Rutledge was born on November 17, 1891. He died in March 1978 at age 86. We know that Ovid Rutledge had been residing in Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi 38801.

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Ovid Rutledge died in March 1978 at 86 years of age. He was born on November 17, 1891. We are unaware of information about Ovid's surviving family. We know that Ovid Rutledge had been residing in Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi 38801.
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In 1891, in the year that Ovid Rutledge was born, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1905, at the age of just 14 years old, Ovid was alive when the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1920, Ovid was 29 years old when 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, Ovid was 67 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1978, in the year of Ovid Rutledge's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Other Rutledges

Aug 6, 1888 - January 1966
Sep 5, 1899 - October 1983
Feb 4, 1901 - March 1968
Aug 1, 1907 - August 1977
Feb 27, 1889 - March 1966
Dec 16, 1918 - Feb 9, 1987
Mar 24, 1902 - February 1973
Feb 26, 1908 - May 1976
Jul 4, 1904 - October 1970
Sep 6, 1894 - January 1973
Nov 14, 1914 - May 29, 2000
Nov 13, 1921 - Apr 22, 1991
Jul 28, 1916 - Apr 14, 2006
Jan 15, 1920 - Jan 18, 1993
Oct 22, 1916 - Aug 22, 1997
Oct 3, 1883 - January 1973
Mar 18, 1920 - May 1983
Apr 12, 1895 - Dec 16, 1988
Aug 13, 1900 - Mar 1, 1989
Dec 19, 1897 - July 1987

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Oct 24, 1906 - Aug 12, 1991
Oct 31, 1906 - July 1981
Oct 9, 1900 - Feb 26, 1991
Sep 11, 1900 - December 1979
Jan 13, 1902 - October 1982
Apr 20, 1905 - December 1986
Oct 5, 1898 - September 1979
Mar 10, 1892 - May 1987
May 31, 1912 - Aug 15, 1996
Dec 12, 1915 - Sep 15, 2005
Nov 1, 1912 - Nov 5, 2001
Aug 28, 1921 - Dec 12, 1994
Feb 14, 1893 - January 1978
Apr 9, 1903 - Oct 8, 1994
Mar 4, 1900 - Mar 27, 1995
Dec 29, 1897 - Oct 15, 1971
Apr 29, 1888 - January 1987
Mar 3, 1897 - November 1974
Dec 27, 1896 - April 1979
Nov 19, 1912 - Oct 15, 1974
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