Ruth K York (1928 - 1995)

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Ruth K York
1928 - 1995
updated February 06, 2019
Ruth K York was born on February 3, 1928. She died in October 1995 at age 67. We know that Ruth K York had been residing in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California.


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Ruth K York died in October 1995 at 67 years of age. She was born on February 3, 1928. We have no information about Ruth's surviving family. We know that Ruth K York had been residing in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California.
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In 1928, in the year that Ruth K York was born, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1930, by the time she was merely 2 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1956, when she was 28 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1983, she was 55 years old when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

In 1995, in the year of Ruth K York's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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Margaret R York
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Warren, AR
Irene York
May 4, 1919 - Dec 30, 2004
Morrilton, AR
Arthur B York
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Jan 4, 1913 - Nov 15, 1998
Hermitage, AR
Mary E York
Feb 13, 1917 - Nov 22, 2008
Nashville, AR
Charles W York
Sep 1, 1932 - May 24, 2006
Rison, AR
Reba York
Aug 31, 1907 - Oct 27, 1991
Gene York
Feb 26, 1937 - April 1974
Jewell F York
Dec 23, 1901 - May 6, 1988
Fort Smith, AR
William C York
Oct 5, 1940 - Nov 28, 2006
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