Ruth Houston (1904 - 1980)

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Ruth Houston
1904 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Ruth Houston was born on February 14, 1904. She died in February 1980 at 75 years old.

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Ruth Houston passed away in February 1980 at 75 years of age. She was born on February 14, 1904. There is no information about Ruth's family or relationships.
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In 1904, in the year that Ruth Houston was born, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1911, she was just 7 years old when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1923, by the time she was 19 years old, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1959, at the age of 55 years old, Ruth was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1980, in the year of Ruth Houston's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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Australia
Ruth I Houston
Jun 12, 1916 - Feb 11, 2012
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Mar 4, 1927 - Nov 10, 1970
Ruth C Houston
around 1932  - Nov 17, 1932
Ruth H. (Hudnall) Houston
Born: around 1918
TX
Ruth A. (Kieren) Houston
Born: around 1963
TX
Ruth L. (Mitchell) Houston
Born: around 1957
TX
Ruth M. (Hunt) Houston
Born: around 1943
TX
Ruth M. (Scott) Houston
Born: around 1929
TX
Ruth (Walters) Houston
Born: around 1950
TX
Ruth (Lesher) Houston
Born: around 1911
TX
Ruth Houston
Jan 31, 1885 - March 1978
Washington, District of Columbia
Ruth E Houston
Apr 21, 1918 - Feb 12, 2005
Vici, OK
Ruth Carolyn Houston
May 3, 1920 - Dec 18, 2009
Joshua Tree, California
Ruth M Houston
May 30, 1932 - Sep 15, 2008

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Donna Houston
Jun 26, 1954 - July 1985
Los Angeles, California
Debra A Houston
Jul 6, 1956 - Mar 12, 2000
Sacramento, CA
Patrick A Houston
Oct 1, 1914 - Apr 6, 2000
Vallejo, CA
James Alexander Houston
Jul 14, 1922 - Sep 24, 2010
Kansas City, Missouri
Jack Houston
Oct 21, 1920 - November 1977
Arthur Houston
Aug 29, 1904 - October 1974
Gardnerville, Nevada
Trinola B Houston
Jul 27, 1914 - Oct 18, 2004
Tonopah, NV
Margaret L Houston
Jan 22, 1917 - Sep 18, 1999
Oroville, CA
Bertha M Houston
May 3, 1906 - February 1996
Laura C Houston
Jun 27, 1898 - Nov 15, 1987
Seattle, WA
Nanon M Houston
Aug 17, 1916 - Feb 5, 1989
Hico, TX
Bessie D Houston
Apr 22, 1922 - Feb 8, 2000
San Antonio, TX
Obra R Houston
Feb 8, 1925 - Mar 26, 2006
Los Angeles, CA
James Houston
Jul 1, 1918 - Jan 5, 2002
Danville, CA
Irene N Houston
Nov 9, 1922 - Oct 5, 2008
Richmond, VA
Willie Houston
Dec 25, 1905 - October 1969
Oakland, California
Philip Houston
Oct 6, 1885 - June 1964
California
Mildred L Houston
Dec 2, 1922 - Jan 6, 1995
Oakland, CA
D W Houston
Oct 9, 1931 - May 1990
Katie Houston
Mar 6, 1928 - May 1962

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