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Rubye C Ulmer (1906 - 1995)

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Rubye C Ulmer
1906 - 1995
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November 5, 1906
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May 8, 1995
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Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31405
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Rubye C Ulmer was born on November 5, 1906. She died on May 8, 1995 at age 88. We know that Rubye C Ulmer had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31405.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Rubye C Ulmer passed away on May 8, 1995 at 88 years of age. She was born on November 5, 1906. We have no information about Rubye's family or relationships. We know that Rubye C Ulmer had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31405.
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In 1906, in the year that Rubye C Ulmer was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1915, at the age of only 9 years old, Rubye was alive when the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1926, Rubye was 20 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1938, at the age of 32 years old, Rubye was alive when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1995, in the year of Rubye C Ulmer's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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