Ruth Earlene Drew (1934 - 2009)

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Ruth Earlene Drew
1934 - 2009
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February 15, 1934
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December 10, 2009
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Haltom City, Tarrant County, Texas 76117
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Ruth Earlene Drew was born on February 15, 1934. She died on December 10, 2009 at age 75. We know that Ruth Earlene Drew had been residing in Haltom City, Tarrant County, Texas 76117.
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Ruth Earlene Drew passed away on December 10, 2009 at 75 years old. She was born on February 15, 1934. We have no information about Ruth's family. We know that Ruth Earlene Drew had been residing in Haltom City, Tarrant County, Texas 76117.

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In 1934, in the year that Ruth Earlene Drew was born, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1947, at the age of merely 13 years old, Ruth was alive when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1964, at the age of 30 years old, Ruth was alive when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1976, at the age of 42 years old, Ruth was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1990, by the time she was 56 years old, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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