Ruth Dobray (1913 - 1998)

A photo of Ruth Dobray
Add photo
Ruth Dobray
1913 - 1998
August 29, 1913
October 29, 1998
Last Known Residence
Rome, Ashtabula County, Ohio 44085
Ruth Dobray of Rome, Ashtabula County, Ohio was born on August 29, 1913, and died at age 85 years old on October 29, 1998.
Updated: October 7, 2011

Ruth Dobray's biography

Family, friend, or fan this Collaborative Biography is for you to show & tell Ruth's life so that she is always remembered.
About Ruth


This section is to introduce Ruth Dobray with highlights of her life and how she is remembered. Select the pencil to add details.
Looking for someone else?
Ruth Dobray
Most commonly known as
Ruth Dobray
Full legal name
None stated
Other names or aliases

Name & aliases

Rome, Ashtabula County, Ohio 44085
Last place lived

Last residence

August 29, 1913
Birth location

Birth details


Ethnicity & Family History

What is Ruth's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was Ruth born and where did she live?


Did Ruth finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Ruth attend?


Baptism date
Place of worship

Baptism date & location

Was Ruth a religious woman?


Share what Ruth did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of Ruth's life. Experiences, organizations, & how she spent her time.

Military Service

Did Ruth serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?
October 29, 1998
Death date
Death location
Cause of death

Death details

Funeral date
Grave or burial unknown
Burial location

Gravesite & burial


The below was generated. Please share Ruth's obituary if available, or write one in your own words to preserve her memory.
Ruth Dobray passed away at age 85 years old on October 29, 1998. Ruth Dobray of Rome, Ashtabula County, Ohio was born on August 29, 1913.

Average Age & Life Expectancy

Ruth Dobray lived 13 years longer than the average Dobray family member when she died at the age of 85.
The average age of a Dobray family member is 72.

Family Tree

Ruth's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Dobray family tree.

Ruth's Family Tree

Ruth Dobray Ruth Dobray


Friends can be as close as family. Add Ruth's family friends, and her friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio


Nobody has shared photos of Ruth Dobray! Please help add a face to the name by sharing a photo of Ruth.



Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Ruth.

Followers & Sources

1913 - 1998 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Ruth's lifetime.

In 1913, in the year that Ruth Dobray was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1922, at the age of just 9 years old, Ruth was alive when from October 22nd - 29th, 3,000 men of Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party marched on Rome. (Mussolini waited in Milan, he did not participate in the March.) The day after the March Mussolini went to Rome and the King of Italy handed over power to Mussolini, in part because he was supported by the military, the business class, and the right-wing factions of Italy.

In 1930, Ruth was 17 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1979, at the age of 66 years old, Ruth was alive when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1998, in the year of Ruth Dobray's passing, 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.

Back to Top