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Ruby Myrtle Nunn (1894 - 1950)

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Ruby Myrtle Nunn
1894 - 1950
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1894
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1950
Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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Ruby Myrtle Nunn was born in 1894. She is the child of Anderson William Nunn and Jessie Fisher Nunn. She died in 1950 in Ballarat, Australia at 56 years old.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Ruby Myrtle Nunn died in 1950 in Ballarat, Australia at 56 years of age. She was born in 1894. She is the child of Anderson William Nunn and Jessie Fisher Nunn.
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In 1894, in the year that Ruby Myrtle Nunn was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1901, when she was only 7 years old, shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1918, Ruby was 24 years old when on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1946, she was 52 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1950, in the year of Ruby Myrtle Nunn's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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