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Subject: Ruth Brooks died in 2001.


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Date Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 08:15:24am
In reply to: jlp 's message, "Nov. 11th~Happy 103rd Birthday! Composer Julian-Francois Zbinden, Singer Louise Tobin is 102, Gov't Official Paul Ignatius is 100, Actress Ruth Brooks is 100, British Spy George Blake is 98," on Tuesday, November 10, 09:02:09pm

Ruth Brooks was born as "Ruth Gipsie Ellison" on November 11, 1920, in Virginia. She was the daughter of Peter C. Ellison (1874-1952) and Anna Brown (1890-1992).

Ruth married Willard Earl Brooks (1918-1997) in Detroit, Michigan. On Willard's World War 2 Draft Card, dated October 16, 1940, he lists his employer as the Works Progress Administration (WPA). He was, at the time, stationed in Detroit. By 1945, Willard and Ruth, and their two daughters, Billie A. and Phyllis G., were all living in Harrogate, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

Willard died on July 6, 1997 in Ewing, Lee County, Virginia. He was 79.

Ruth died on July 26, 2001 also in Ewing, Lee County, Virginia. She was 80.
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Here is her entry in the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014:

Name: Ruth G. Brooks
Social Security Number: 386-14-9759
Birth Date: 11 Nov 1920
Issue Year: Before 1951
Issue State: Michigan
Last Residence: 24248, Ewing, Lee, Virginia, USA
Last Benefit: 24248, Ewing, Lee, Virginia, USA
Death Date: 26 Jul 2001
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1940 United States Federal Census
U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014:
Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014

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Paul Ignatius, 100 today, was Sec. of the Navy under LBJ (NT)His son David is a journalist for the Washington PostWednesday, November 11, 11:40:03am


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