Ruth G York (1910 - 1988)

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Ruth G York
1910 - 1988
updated February 06, 2019
Ruth G York was born on March 24, 1910. She died on September 16, 1988 at 78 years old. We know that Ruth G York had been residing in Rochester, Monroe County, New York.


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Ruth G York passed away on September 16, 1988 at 78 years old. She was born on March 24, 1910. We are unaware of information about Ruth's immediate family. We know that Ruth G York had been residing in Rochester, Monroe County, New York.
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1910 - 1988 World Events

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In 1910, in the year that Ruth G York was born, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1925, at the age of merely 15 years old, Ruth was alive when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1953, Ruth was 43 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.

In 1968, at the age of 58 years old, Ruth was alive when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1988, in the year of Ruth G York's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Jun 28, 1962 - Sep 17, 2005
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Josephine I York
Sep 15, 1913 - March 1988
Lester York
Sep 30, 1907 - October 1982
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Earl York
Dec 19, 1900 - February 1972
Syracuse, NY
Joseph York
Jan 6, 1897 - April 1971
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Jan 20, 1923 - Nov 30, 1990
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Evelyn York
Aug 27, 1917 - Feb 8, 1996
Beaufort, SC
Susan York
Dec 10, 1921 - Sep 26, 2008
Clifton Park, NY
Marion York
Dec 10, 1913 - July 1982
Syracuse, NY
Milton W York
Apr 14, 1904 - Mar 12, 1998
Lakeland, FL
Benjamin York
Oct 29, 1911 - December 1981
Yonkers, NY
Josephine York
May 6, 1915 - Dec 10, 2003
Pawling, NY
Anna York
Mar 2, 1922 - November 1984
Vero Beach, FL
Ella York
Nov 1, 1889 - August 1980
Live Oak, FL
Doris B York
Feb 2, 1927 - Jan 18, 1997
Bronx, NY

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