Ruth Marie Cortright Hamilton Caldwell (1923 - 2003)

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Birth


Pennsylvania

Death


Cortland, Cortland County, New York
Cause of death: Heart

Cause of death

Heart

Burial / Funeral

at St Mary's Cemetery,
4101 W Rd, Cortland, NY

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Family

Father: Harry Henry Cortright
Mother: Harriet Burke Cortright
Siblings: Mary Helen Cortright Irving, Evelyn Mae Cortright, Winnifred Elaine (Cortright) Edwards, and Harry James Cortright

Partner: Thomas Ross Hamilton
Children with Thomas: Sandra Marie (Hamilton) Carter and Robert Charles Hamilton

Husband: John Caldwell

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Middle name

Hamilton

Maiden name

Cortright

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Nationality

USA

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Gender

Female

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1923 - In the year that Ruth Marie Cortright Hamilton Caldwell was born, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

1949 - At the age of 26 years old, Ruth Marie Cortright was alive when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

1967 - Ruth Marie Cortright was 44 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

1984 - Ruth Marie Cortright was 61 years old when due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

1993 - She was 70 years old when on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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Ruth Marie Cortright Hamilton Caldwell, mother to 2 children, died around 2003 in Cortland, New York at age 79. Her family lists the cause of death as: heart. She was buried in St Mary's Cemetery, Cortland, NY. She was born around January 28, 1923 in Pennsylvania. She was born to Harry Henry Cortright and Harriet Burke Cortright, with siblings Mary, Evelyn, Winnifred, and Harry. Ruth Marie Cortright's partner was Thomas Ross Hamilton. and they gave birth to Sandra Marie (Hamilton) Carter and Robert Charles Hamilton. Ruth Marie Cortright married John Caldwell.

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