Ruth G Drew (1918 - 2003)

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Ruth G Drew
1918 - 2003
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May 3, 1918
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October 28, 2003
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Batavia, Kane County, Illinois 60510
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Ruth G Drew was born on May 3, 1918. She died on October 28, 2003 at 85 years old. We know that Ruth G Drew had been residing in Batavia, Kane County, Illinois 60510.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ruth G Drew passed away on October 28, 2003 at 85 years old. She was born on May 3, 1918. There is no information about Ruth's family. We know that Ruth G Drew had been residing in Batavia, Kane County, Illinois 60510.

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In 1918, in the year that Ruth G Drew was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1929, Ruth was only 11 years old when on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1955, when she was 37 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1977, Ruth was 59 years old when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1982, she was 64 years old when on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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