John Joseph Ruettgers

13 April 1920–22 March 1984 (Age 63)
South Dakota, United States

The Life of John Joseph

When John Joseph Ruettgers was born on 13 April 1920, in South Dakota, United States, his father, John William Ruettgers, was 41 and his mother, Kathryn Cecelia Strain, was 29. He died on 22 March 1984, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

John William Ruettgers
1878–1969
Kathryn Cecelia Strain
1891–1981
John Joseph Ruettgers
1920–1984
Mary Roberta Ruettgers
1928–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 14

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 17

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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  • John J Ruettgers in household of John W Ruettgers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Joseph Ruettgers, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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