Ruth O York (1934 - 2003)

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Ruth O York
1934 - 2003
updated February 06, 2019
Ruth O York was born on March 4, 1934. She died on July 7, 2003 at age 69. We know that Ruth O York had been residing in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.

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Ruth O York passed away on July 7, 2003 at age 69. She was born on March 4, 1934. There is no information about Ruth's family. We know that Ruth O York had been residing in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.
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1934 - 2003 World Events

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In 1934, in the year that Ruth O York was born, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1944, by the time she was only 10 years old, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1959, when she was 25 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1975, at the age of 41 years old, Ruth was alive when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1998, she was 64 years old when on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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Aug 3, 1957 - June 1976
Alma W York
Sep 18, 1916 - Dec 15, 2005
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Joseph York
Sep 14, 1907 - December 1986
Knoxville, Tennessee
Otis E York
Mar 26, 1916 - Oct 29, 2004
Hyde Park, NY
Alma York
Aug 5, 1893 - August 1986
Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee
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Jul 17, 1904 - Jan 22, 1989
Oneida, TN
Etta York
Feb 23, 1899 - October 1978
Catherine York
Mar 23, 1883 - November 1986
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Della York
May 10, 1910 - April 1984
Robbins, Tennessee
Beulah G York
Jan 10, 1901 - Jul 16, 1994
Nashville, TN
Edna York
Sep 27, 1904 - Jul 1, 2005
Lebanon, TN
Johnnie York
Sep 7, 1887 - November 1980
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Everett York
Jun 8, 1879 - December 1966
Asheville, North Carolina
Altie G York
Apr 6, 1909 - Nov 28, 1988
Paris, TN
Hazel M York
Dec 16, 1919 - Jul 31, 2009
Dyersburg, TN
Arthur A York
Apr 23, 1917 - Feb 6, 1988
Harriman, TN
Tom York
Dec 30, 1909 - April 1977
La Follette, Tennessee

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