Ray C Burrus (1899 - 1994)

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Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida

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1899 - In the year that Ray C Burrus was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

1905 - At the age of only 6 years old, Ray was alive when federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

1909 - At the age of only 10 years old, Ray was alive when the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

1986 - At the age of 87 years old, Ray was alive when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

1994 - In the year of Ray C Burrus's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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Ray C Burrus passed away on March 15, 1994 at 95 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Ray. He was born on January 20, 1899. There is no information about Ray's immediate family. We know that Ray C Burrus had been residing in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida.

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