Ruby Alice Okey

(1886 - 1969)

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Ruby Alice Okey
1886 - 1969
Born
1886
Death
1969
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Ruby Alice Okey was born in 1886. She was born to Johnson Edward Okey and Alice Okey. She died in 1969 in Melbourne, Australia at age 83.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Ruby Alice Okey died in 1969 in Melbourne, Australia at 83 years of age. She was born in 1886. She was born to Johnson Edward Okey and Alice Okey.

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In 1886, in the year that Ruby Alice Okey was born, on October 28th, President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty. A gift from France, the base for the statue had been built using donations from the American public. The unplanned but enthusiastic celebration after the dedication led to the first ticker tape parade.

In 1892, Ruby was merely 6 years old when on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1917, by the time she was 31 years old, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1927, Ruby was 41 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1969, in the year of Ruby Alice Okey's passing, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

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