Ruth Tucker

(1946 - 1979)

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Ruth Tucker
1946 - 1979
Born
January 8, 1946
Death
May 1979
Last Known Residence
Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois 60085
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Ruth Tucker was born on January 8, 1946. She died in May 1979 at 33 years of age. We know that Ruth Tucker had been residing in Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois 60085.
Updated: July 06, 2020
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at Clay City Cemetery in Clay City, Clay County, Illinois United States 62824
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Ruth Tucker died in May 1979 at 33 years of age. She was buried in Clay City Cemetery, Clay City, Illinois. She was born on January 8, 1946. There is no information about Ruth's surviving family. We know that Ruth Tucker had been residing in Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois 60085.

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In 1946, in the year that Ruth Tucker was born, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1952, at the age of just 6 years old, Ruth was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1955, at the age of merely 9 years old, Ruth was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1966, Ruth was 20 years old when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1979, in the year of Ruth Tucker's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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