Ruby West (1887 - 1981)

Ruby West
1887 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Ruby West was born on October 28, 1887. She died in May 1981 at age 93. We know that Ruby West had been residing in Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas 78028.
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Ruby West passed away in May 1981 at 93 years of age. She was born on October 28, 1887. We have no information about Ruby's immediate family. We know that Ruby West had been residing in Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas 78028.
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In 1887, in the year that Ruby West was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1919, she was 32 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 1932, when she was 45 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1978, at the age of 91 years old, Ruby was alive when 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.

In 1981, in the year of Ruby West's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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Other Ruby Wests

c. 1916 - Unknown
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Sep 1, 1902 - April 1979
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1930 - 1969
1890 - 1965
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Aug 1, 1925 - Oct 10, 1991
c. 1942 - Unknown
c. 1945 - Unknown
c. 1953 - Unknown
c. 1926 - Unknown
c. 1948 - Unknown
Jan 3, 1886 - Jan 15, 1970
Feb 18, 1916 - April 1971
May 22, 1926 - Apr 1, 2005
Jan 9, 1921 - Feb 27, 2005

Other Wests

Mar 13, 1886 - May 1970
May 16, 1887 - November 1977
Nov 6, 1947 - May 14, 1999
Aug 26, 1950 - Jun 22, 2007
Oct 21, 1928 - Nov 19, 2009
Apr 27, 1982 - Aug 23, 2001
Dec 7, 1952 - Apr 15, 2007
Oct 12, 1952 - Feb 13, 2009
Dec 22, 1905 - June 1984
May 25, 1911 - October 1975
Jun 21, 1909 - March 1980
Mar 29, 1910 - April 1986
Jan 3, 1906 - February 1983
Nov 4, 1898 - Mar 7, 1988
Aug 1, 1914 - June 1982
Feb 13, 1913 - Jul 26, 1994
Sep 5, 1907 - February 1989
Oct 26, 1886 - August 1970
Oct 30, 1910 - Oct 29, 1998
Jun 15, 1890 - December 1977

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August 1894 - November 1981
Mar 13, 1886 - May 1970
Sep 4, 1888 - February 1979
Jun 3, 1889 - August 1969
Apr 4, 1883 - February 1977
Jul 2, 1891 - June 1975
Jul 2, 1889 - February 1969
Oct 26, 1898 - August 1976
Apr 2, 1888 - October 1982
Jul 2, 1897 - September 1978
Aug 10, 1891 - Apr 15, 1966
Apr 3, 1901 - May 1975
Apr 12, 1900 - Jul 15, 1973
Nov 13, 1898 - February 1985
Jan 9, 1901 - Sep 15, 1999
Nov 27, 1881 - April 1970
Aug 2, 1898 - September 1976
Dec 20, 1898 - Jan 15, 1968
Jul 2, 1896 - Oct 15, 1966
Feb 4, 1896 - Oct 15, 1973
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