Ruth D Scharr (1913 - 2000)

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Ocean Springs, Jackson County, Mississippi

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1913 - In the year that Ruth D Scharr was born, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

1923 - By the time she was just 10 years old, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

1950 - By the time she was 37 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

1952 - By the time she was 39 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

1987 - Ruth was 74 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Ruth D Scharr passed away on August 22, 2000 at age 87. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on February 6, 1913. There is no information about Ruth's immediate family. We know that Ruth D Scharr had been residing in Ocean Springs, Jackson County, Mississippi.

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