Ruth M Davis (1898 - 1991)

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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

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Thelma Ritter

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Hattie McDaniel and Bette Davis

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Major Baisden and Goldia Davis

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Bill Davis

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Erdene Louise (Dolan) Davis

Erdene Louise (Dolan) Davis

Erdene Louise (Dolan) Davis

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Hartley Davis

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Omer F Davis

Omer F Davis

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1898 - In the year that Ruth M Davis was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

1923 - She was 25 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

1927 - Ruth was 29 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

1983 - She was 85 years old when on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

1991 - In the year of Ruth M Davis's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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Ruth M Davis passed away on January 7, 1991 at 92 years old. There is no listed cause of death. She was born on September 21, 1898. There is no information about Ruth's family. We know that Ruth M Davis had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.

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