Ruth York (1906 - 1973)

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Ruth York
1906 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
Ruth York was born on August 16, 1906. She died in August 1973 at age 66. We know that Ruth York had been residing in Barre, Washington County, Vermont.

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Ruth York passed away in August 1973 at age 66. She was born on August 16, 1906. We have no information about Ruth's family. We know that Ruth York had been residing in Barre, Washington County, Vermont.
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1906 - 1973 World Events

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In 1906, in the year that Ruth York was born, abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1910, at the age of just 4 years old, Ruth was alive when the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1939, Ruth was 33 years old when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1942, when she was 36 years old, from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1973, in the year of Ruth York's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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Gordon B York
Nov 20, 1913 - Jan 16, 2001
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Leighton York
Oct 3, 1910 - June 1984
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Clifford York
Apr 29, 1902 - January 1973
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John F York
Aug 19, 1909 - May 1982
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Elizabeth York
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