Ruby F Halvorson (1916 - 2004)

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Ruby F Halvorson
1916 - 2004
March 7, 1916
July 2, 2004
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Vergas, Otter Tail County, Minnesota 56587
Ruby F Halvorson was born on March 7, 1916. She died on July 2, 2004 at 88 years of age. We know that Ruby F Halvorson had been residing in Vergas, Otter Tail County, Minnesota 56587.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Ruby F Halvorson passed away on July 2, 2004 at age 88. She was born on March 7, 1916. We are unaware of information about Ruby's surviving family. We know that Ruby F Halvorson had been residing in Vergas, Otter Tail County, Minnesota 56587.

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In 1916, in the year that Ruby F Halvorson was born, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1924, at the age of only 8 years old, Ruby was alive when on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1947, when she was 31 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1970, at the age of 54 years old, Ruby was alive when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1995, by the time she was 79 years old, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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