Ruby Lavinia West (1902 - 1979)

Ruby Lavinia West
1902 - 1979
updated September 09, 2019
Ruby Lavinia West was born on September 1, 1902. She was born to Blakeley John West and Emma Wookney West. She died in April 1979 in Dandenong, Australia at age 76. We know that Ruby Lavinia West had been residing in Greenbrier, Robertson County, Tennessee 37073.
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Ruby Lavinia West died in April 1979 in Dandenong, Australia at age 76. She was born on September 1, 1902. She was born to Blakeley John West and Emma Wookney West. We know that Ruby Lavinia West had been residing in Greenbrier, Robertson County, Tennessee 37073.
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In 1902, in the year that Ruby Lavinia West was born, about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1937, by the time she was 35 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1954, at the age of 52 years old, Ruby was alive when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1969, she was 67 years old when on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1979, in the year of Ruby Lavinia West's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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