Ruth York (1920 - 1984)

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Ruth York
1920 - 1984
updated February 06, 2019
Ruth York was born on November 4, 1920. She died in April 1984 at age 63. We know that Ruth York had been residing in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.


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Ruth York passed away in April 1984 at age 63. She was born on November 4, 1920. We have no information about Ruth's surviving family. We know that Ruth York had been residing in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.
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In 1920, in the year that Ruth York was born, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1935, she was merely 15 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1960, at the age of 40 years old, Ruth was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1974, by the time she was 54 years old, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1984, in the year of Ruth York's passing, 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".

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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
Ruth (Hughes) York
Born: around 1931
Ruth M. (Eakin) York
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Norma A York
Jul 12, 1919 - April 1994
Saint George, UT
Clara York
May 26, 1922 - Jan 21, 1998
Salt Lake City, UT
Gordon York
Apr 10, 1925 - Mar 7, 2000
Trail, OR
Jayne C York
Apr 29, 1928 - May 1998
Ogden, UT
Elda E York
Sep 14, 1913 - October 1992
Orem, UT
Estella York
Apr 23, 1916 - May 11, 1988
Lake Forest, CA
Della York
May 12, 1896 - December 1982
Springville, Utah
W York
Nov 27, 1927 - January 1985
Myrtle York
Mar 12, 1920 - February 1975
George T York
Jan 24, 1906 - Sep 5, 1988
Gualala, CA
Leroy M York
Jun 14, 1930 - Oct 15, 1996
Magna, UT
Zina M York
Jan 13, 1914 - Dec 15, 2006
Ogden, Utah
Floyd N York
May 11, 1939 - Aug 5, 2002
Kaysville, UT
J M York
Aug 10, 1939 - Feb 15, 1989
Zack L York
Mar 13, 1913 - Mar 17, 2008
Kalamazoo, MI
Alec C York
Apr 12, 1940 - Mar 23, 1998
Winchester, OR
Preal York
Apr 16, 1904 - August 1985
Springville, Utah
Mildred W York
Jan 27, 1953 - Jan 30, 2002
Danika L York
Jan 28, 1988 - Feb 21, 2003
Byron York
Jun 28, 1912 - June 1972

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P M Hatton
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Bountiful, UT
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Sep 7, 1913 - Apr 9, 2010
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Lionel A Broad
Aug 13, 1912 - Aug 25, 1990
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Davis, CA
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Dec 10, 1906 - July 1987
Sun City, Arizona
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May 24, 1906 - October 1990
Alma Rasmussen
Dec 26, 1914 - May 1985
Cornelius, Oregon
Lyle L Williams
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Elizabeth Harmer
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