Ruby H Vaught (1909 - 2002)

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Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas

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Earl Vaught

Earl Vaught

Marshall Vaught

Marshall Vaught

Garnet Walter Vaught

Garnet Walter Vaught

Gladiolus Dorothy Vaught

Gladiolus Dorothy Vaught

Hazel Lee Vaught

Hazel Lee Vaught

Jeffery Steven Vaught

Jeffery Steven Vaught

Shara E (Berna) Vaught

Shara E (Berna) Vaught

SARAH SALLY ANN CARMICHAEL VAUGHT-MY GR=GRANDMOTHER-BORN 1820 IN PULASKI CO., KY AND DIED MAY 7, 1893 IN PULASKI CO., KY

SARAH SALLY ANN CARMICHAEL VAUGHT-MY GR=GRANDMOTHER-BORN 1820 IN PULASKI CO., KY AND DIED MAY 7, 1893 IN PULASKI CO., KY

JEREMIAH T. VAUGHT-MY GR-GRANDFATHER-B. 1814 IN PULASKI CO., KY-D. FEB.23, 1875, PULASKI CO., KY

JEREMIAH T. VAUGHT-MY GR-GRANDFATHER-B. 1814 IN PULASKI CO., KY-D. FEB.23, 1875, PULASKI CO., KY

Clarence Stepleton Family

Clarence Stepleton Family

Margaret Jane Vaught

Margaret Jane Vaught

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1909 - In the year that Ruby H Vaught was born, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

1925 - At the age of 16 years old, Ruby was alive when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

1978 - When she was 69 years old, 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.

1980 - She was 71 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

1984 - At the age of 75 years old, Ruby was alive when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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Ruby H Vaught died on December 15, 2002 at 93 years old. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on April 25, 1909. There is no information about Ruby's family or relationships. We know that Ruby H Vaught had been residing in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

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