Ruth Almeda Gibbs (1922 - 2011)

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Burial / Funeral

Tahoma National Cemetery
Section 28B Site 332,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: F1
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Almeda

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1922 - In the year that Ruth Almeda Gibbs was born, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

1927 - At the age of merely 5 years old, Ruth was alive when aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

1953 - She was 31 years old when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

1987 - When she was 65 years old, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

1998 - At the age of 76 years old, Ruth was alive when on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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Ruth Almeda Gibbs died on May 3, 2011 at 88 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Ruth. She was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section 28B Site 332, Kent, Wa. She was born on November 26, 1922. We are unaware of information about Ruth's immediate family. We know that Ruth Almeda Gibbs had been residing in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington.

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