Ruby Smith

(1892 - 1978)

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Ruby Smith
1892 - 1978
Born
April 2, 1892
Death
January 1978
Last Known Residence
Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas 71801
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Ruby Smith was born on April 2, 1892. She died in January 1978 at 85 years of age. We know that Ruby Smith had been residing in Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas 71801.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Ruby Smith passed away in January 1978 at 85 years old. She was born on April 2, 1892. We are unaware of information about Ruby's surviving family. We know that Ruby Smith had been residing in Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas 71801.

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In 1892, in the year that Ruby Smith was born, 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 1919, Ruby was 27 years old when in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1933, when she was 41 years old, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1956, at the age of 64 years old, Ruby was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1978, in the year of Ruby Smith's passing, 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.

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