Ruby Surber (1916 - 1991)

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Ruby Surber
1916 - 1991
updated February 06, 2019
Ruby Surber was born on November 14, 1916. She died on November 30, 1991 at 75 years old.

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Ruby Surber died on November 30, 1991 at age 75. She was born on November 14, 1916. There is no information about Ruby's surviving family.
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1916 - 1991 World Events

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In 1916, in the year that Ruby Surber was born, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1947, Ruby was 31 years old when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1951, when she was 35 years old, on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1988, Ruby was 72 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1991, in the year of Ruby Surber's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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Mar 30, 1920 - Mar 20, 2008
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Josephine Surber
Feb 25, 1926 - Mar 5, 2008
Lagrange, Indiana
Hubert Surber
Feb 28, 1924 - June 1984
Robert Surber
May 14, 1931 - Mar 23, 2004
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Cora Surber
Nov 10, 1913 - Oct 29, 2001
Louisa, KY
Ruth Surber
Mar 22, 1921 - Apr 22, 1994
Lancaster, KY
Betty J Surber
Apr 16, 1943 - Jun 1, 2000
Rose Hill, VA
T Surber
Dec 21, 1970 - October 1992
Eubank, KY
Nannie E Surber
Sep 8, 1916 - Dec 30, 2010
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Everett Surber
Jun 18, 1891 - August 1979
Eubank, Kentucky
Frances Surber
Jun 22, 1923 - May 16, 2003
Cumberland, KY
James J Surber
Apr 6, 1925 - Feb 28, 1999
Tazewell, TN
Parker O Surber
May 17, 1917 - Apr 22, 1997
Lancaster, KY
Henry H Surber
Sep 17, 1926 - Sep 18, 2006
Cincinnati, OH
Anna Evelyn Surber
Oct 17, 1921 - Jun 12, 2011
Eubank, Kentucky
Allie Surber
Mar 11, 1898 - May 1979
McKenzie, Tennessee
Margaret T Surber
Nov 6, 1910 - Feb 18, 1992
Howard Surber
Oct 30, 1925 - November 1971
New Tazewell, Tennessee

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