Ruth York (1907 - 1985)

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Ruth York
1907 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Ruth York was born on August 24, 1907. She died in April 1985 at 77 years of age. We know that Ruth York had been residing in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.


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Ruth York died in April 1985 at 77 years of age. She was born on August 24, 1907. There is no information about Ruth's immediate family. We know that Ruth York had been residing in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.
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In 1907, in the year that Ruth York was born, in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1920, at the age of only 13 years old, Ruth was alive when the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1936, at the age of 29 years old, Ruth was alive when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1963, when she was 56 years old, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1985, in the year of Ruth York's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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Born: around 1964
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Born: around 1953
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Born: around 1951
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Born: around 1937
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Born: around 1952
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Born: around 1917
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Born: around 1947
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Born: around 1944
Ruth (Mattke) York
Born: around 1943
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Born: around 1931
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Dennise M York
Dec 12, 1948 - Mar 6, 2003
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Carl N York
Nov 21, 1948 - Aug 1, 2009
Forney, TX
Jewel York
Oct 31, 1909 - February 1987
Deport, Texas
Edward York
May 7, 1911 - October 1977
Magnolia, Texas
Louie York
Oct 8, 1902 - October 1982
Leonard, Oklahoma
Woodrow York
Jun 15, 1915 - December 1981
Waco, Texas
Joe York
Nov 15, 1905 - July 1984
Corsicana, Texas
Ronald W York
Jul 25, 1955 - Apr 26, 2002
Carey R York
Mar 1, 1954 - Jan 8, 2002
J York
Aug 8, 1911 - November 1972
Dallas, Texas
Sam York
Jun 11, 1905 - November 1977
Sacramento, California
William York
Mar 18, 1908 - August 1971
Dallas, Texas
Lucille D York
Jan 21, 1914 - Oct 13, 1988
Salem, OR
Clyde York
Sep 12, 1909 - April 1978
Riverside, California
David York
Apr 11, 1916 - March 1980
Houston, Texas
Albert York
Sep 3, 1907 - November 1968
Victoria, Texas
Lennie York
Jan 22, 1915 - June 1981
Port Lavaca, Texas
Katie York
Nov 19, 1919 - October 1980
Palestine, Texas
Elly York
Feb 20, 1919 - February 1970
Dallas, Texas
James L York
May 26, 1918 - Mar 31, 1993
Columbus, OH

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