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  WSB History Elmo Ellis
Ellis passed away June 24, 2005 at the age of 86.
Ellis realized that WSB Radio could influence people and he used his series of editorials to help guide the city’s residents to live up to the reputation as the city too busy to hate.
Ellis never asked for any recognition of his role in keeping the peace.
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  Ruth Ellis: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
Ruth Ellis (9 October 1926 - 13 July 1956) was the fifteenth and last woman to be executed in Great Britain in the twentieth century.
Ruth joined Conley's club with six other hostesses supplying the feminine charms at his club in return for a weekly wage far in excess of the average at the time together with perks such as a clothing allowance, free drinks, and most importantly for Ruth, the chance to mix with "a good class of people".
Eventually Ellis was again re-admitted to hospital to dry out, but Ruth developed a phobia that he was having improper relationships with nurses and female patients there, and on one occasion she became so distressed that she had to be restrained and sedated.
www.encyclopedian.com /ru/Ruth-Ellis.html   (3541 words)

  US Bazaar.com : Encyclopedia Pages : Ruth Ellis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ruth Hornby was born in the Welsh seaside town of Rhyl; her mother, Bertha, was a Belgian refugee, and her father a cellist from Manchester who spent much of his time playing on Atlantic cruise liners.
Factors which counted against Ruth Ellis included her appearance, her lifestyle, her supposed lack of remorse, the fact that a passer-by was slightly wounded, and the sensational aspects of the case.
The headstone in the churchyard is inscribed Ruth Hornby.
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 Ruth Ellis (1899-2000)
Ruth Ellis, matriarch of African American lesbians has passed on at the age of 101, leaving a legacy of optimism, modesty and humor.
Throughout her life, Ruth Ellis was an advocate for the rights of gays and lesbians, as well as for the rights of African Americans.
By being an out fl lesbian, Ruth Ellis became a role model, a figure at the forefront of fl, lesbian, and senior pride and, directly or indirectly, the source at the root of several projects for support to seniors, as well as to the African American, gay and lesbian communities.
www.uvm.edu /~bmaclenn/ruth-ellis-ang.html   (668 words)

 Ruth Ellis - Famous Criminal - Homepage - Crime And Investigation Network
Ruth Ellis was a British murderess and the 15th and last woman to be hanged in the United Kingdom.
Ruth Ellis was born Ruth Neilson in the coastal town of Rhyl, Wales on 9 October 1927.
The fact that Ellis had obtained a gun to commit the murder was not explored in the trial and it was not until the day before she was hanged, that any mention was made of it.
www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk /famous_criminal/84/home/1/Ruth_Ellis.htm   (1771 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Ruth Ellis
RUTH ELLIS, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, had her murder conviction upheld by the Court of Appeal today.
RUTH ELLIS, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, is to have her murder conviction referred to...
RUTH Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, is set to have her murder conviction reduced...
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 Ruth Ellis
Ruth appeared in the dock in a smart fl two piece suit and white blouse, her hair re-dyed to her preferred platinum blonde in Holloway with the special permission of Dr. Charity Taylor, the Governor.
Ruth’s body was buried within Holloway prison around lunchtime, in accordance with her sentence, but later disinterred and reburied in a churchyard in Buckinghamshire when Holloway was rebuilt in the 1970's.
Ruth had many qualities that engendered great public interest, she was an attractive, sexy young woman, a mother of two small children and a murderer whose victim was probably seen by most people as not entirely blameless.
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 keithboykin.com | Ruth Ellis
Ruth became the first daughter to parents with three sons, and today reflects on her brothers lives by reminiscing on their musical ability and on their service in the military.
Ruth acknowledges that everything was "hush hush" in her youth, and yet she managed to find a girlfriend and life partner while living in Springfield, Illinois.
Ruth is tastefully dressed in a taupe-colored short-sleeve frock with two strands of pearls draped to her waist and matching pearl ear rings.
www.keithboykin.com /author/ruth2.html   (1471 words)

 Ruth Ellis
Ruth Ellis, aged 28, was the last lady executed in the UK.
Ruth Ellis was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death by hanging.
The inquest was held later in the afternoon, and Ruth Ellis was buried within the prison grounds.
www.stephen-stratford.co.uk /ruth_ellis.htm   (825 words)

 Curve Magazine: articles: big issues: Ruth Ellis
As we hurtle towards the millennium, 100-year-old Ruth Ellis is a reminder of the century past, born July 23, 1899, in Springfield, Ill., into a world of oil lamps and horse-drawn carriages.
Ellis, and two of her three brothers, graduated from high school at a time when fewer than 7 percent of African-American schoolgirls were able to complete secondary school.
Ellis claims, though, that she was a slow learner.
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 Ruth Ellis Information
Ruth Ellis, née Neilson (October 9, 1926 – July 13, 1955) was a British murderer who is notable as the last woman to be executed in that country.
Ellis was born in the Welsh seaside town of Rhyl in 1926.
The hanging of Ruth Ellis strengthened public support for the abolition of the death penalty, which was halted in practice in Britain ten years later.
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 PrideSource: Ruth Ellis: A century worth of history   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ruth was working as a nursemaid earning $3 a week when her brother Charles, who had relocated to Detroit, urged her to follow him with the promise of better pay.
Ellis' first job in Detroit was taking care of a little boy in Highland Park, for which she made $7 a week.
Eventually, Ellis was forced out of her home in the name of "urban revitalization." Ellis moved to a retirement complex in downtown Detroit, while Franklin moved to an apartment in Southfield.
www.pridesource.com /article.shtml?article=11497   (793 words)

 Ruth Ellis: The Last to Hang
She was a statistic, one that would haunt the conscience of the British judiciary system for the next forty-five years.
Ruth Ellis was the fifteenth, and the last woman hanged in England in the twentieth century.
She did not kill for gain and, had the judge allowed her defence to be put to her jury, they may well have found her guilty only of manslaughter.
www.crimelibrary.com /notorious_murders/women/ellis/1.html   (500 words)

 Ruth Ellis: A woman betrayed - Independent Online Edition > Profiles
Ruth Ellis was many women: a mother, a nightclub hostess, a wife, a sister, a killer.
Ruth Ellis was born on 9 October 1926, the fourth child of a failed musician, Arthur Neilson, and his Belgian wife Elisaberta.
Ellis yearned to escape her background, telling her sister and her mother that she was going to make something of herself.
news.independent.co.uk /people/profiles/article87784.ece   (1347 words)

 Black History Month
Ellis was the youngest of four children born to Charles Sr.
Ellis, who eventually moved to Detroit where her brother Charles lived, said she had her first real girlfriend when she was 37.
Ruth's House teens and young adults have a multitude of developmental issues and who, without the assistance of a developmental and progressively designed program, would not be able to successfully transition into self-sufficiency.
www.michiganequality.org /ARTICLES/BlackHistory/Day17-Ellis.shtml   (734 words)

 look-alike makeups | bad girls & sinners | Ruth Ellis | themakeupgallery
Ruth Ellis (1927—1955) was convicted of the murder of her lover, David Blakely, and hanged at London’s Holloway Prison.
Her pleas for mercy were not helped by her appearance and lifestyle – the wrong sort of woman – and her supposed lack of remorse; perhaps more significantly, the the murder occurred during the 1955 General Election campaign where the death penalty was one of the issues.
The hanging of Ruth Ellis strengthened public support for the abolition of the death penalty: she was the last woman to be executed in Britain and the death penalty was halted in practice for murder in Britain ten years later.
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 100 years young
Ellis, Ruth (1899 - 2000) When she died in October of 2000 at 101, Ellis was the oldest known out Lesbian.
Ellis was the youngest of four children born to Charles Sr.
Ellis, who eventually moved to Detroit where her brother Charles lived, said she had her first real girlfriend when she was 37.
www.blackstripe.com /archives/blacklist/rellis/rellis.html   (1661 words)

 BBC News | UK | Ruth Ellis: Villain or victim?
Ruth Ellis is being portrayed as a victim of a cruel boyfriend who abused her, and a cruel legal system that hanged her.
Ellis, 28, was hanged after killing her lover Mr Blakely outside a pub in Hampstead, north London, in 1955.
Ellis suspected Mr Blakely was having an affair with a friend's nanny and in a pique of jealousy and rejection, she went to Hampstead where she lay in wait outside the Magdala public house in South Hill Park.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/542186.stm   (563 words)

 keithboykin.com | Ruth Ellis (page 1)
Ellis, on the other hand -- fl, female, and homosexual -- was born to parents of modest means, although her father held the distinction of serving as Springfield's first fl mail carrier.
Thanks to Lincoln's legacy, Ruth Ellis was born in a somewhat integrated community known for its relatively progressive values, but that sense of community would soon self-destruct only a month after Ruth's ninth birthday celebration.
Young Ruth watched as her father defended the house in 1908, but today she describes the incident with a certain quiet detachment that seems to belie the gravity of the danger she faced.
www.keithboykin.com /author/ruth1.html   (1484 words)

 S. C. Lomax: Ruth Ellis
Ruth Ellis is arguably known as much for the image created for her by journalists and writers as she is known for being the last woman to be hanged in Britain.
The devastating effect of Ellis’ execution on her family, with the fear of being intimidated by members of the public, the ordeal of having to identify the executed woman’s misshapen body and the suicide of Ellis’ son as a result of his grief, can hardly fail to move the reader.
The previously unquestioned assumption that Ellis pulled the trigger of the gun which ended Blakely’s life has now had doubt cast upon it, but what is certain is that fifty years after Ellis took to the gallows the disquiet and controversy surrounding her death will continue to exist for many years to come.
www.sclomax.co.uk /ruthellis.htm   (1312 words)

 BBC ON THIS DAY | 13 | 1955: Ruth Ellis hanged for killing lover
Ellis was sentenced to death at the Old Bailey for shooting her lover, 25-year-old racing driver David Blakely, outside the Magdala public house in north London on Easter Sunday.
The trial and punishment of Ruth Ellis became notorious as she was the last woman in England to be executed.
Ruth Ellis' family campaigned for her murder conviction to be reduced to manslaughter on the grounds of provocation.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/13/newsid_2745000/2745023.stm   (468 words)

 Interview: Ruth Ellis's sister | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
Next Tuesday, nearly 50 years after Ellis walked to the gallows, Jakubait will be at the royal courts of justice in London to see the court of appeal re-open her sister's case.
Ellis had two young children but, despite huge public sympathy and newspaper campaigns for a reprieve, she was hanged on July 13 1955, only 13 weeks after she shot Blakely dead and three weeks after the trial.
Ellis, her lawyers argue with backing from a leading forensic psychiatrist, was suffering from post-miscarriage depression.
www.guardian.co.uk /g2/story/0,3604,1040368,00.html   (1457 words)

 Rith Ellis
By example, Ruth Ellis shows us what is possible and what can be realized, if one not only lives long and ages well, but also lives with pride.
With recreations the viewer follows Ruth Ellis and her companion of over 34 years, Cecilene "Babe" Franklin, as they move to Detroit in 1937.
It wasn't until Ruth was well into her senior years that she began a new life as a cherished senior in the gay and lesbian community.
www.lgbtagingproject.org /ruth.php   (1514 words)

 Family to challenge Ruth Ellis conviction
THE murder conviction of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, could be challenged in the Court of Appeal next year.
Ellis, 29, whose life was the subject of the film Dance With a Stranger, was hanged at Holloway prison on July 13 1955 for shooting dead David Blakely, her lover.
But Ellis's family maintain that the trial was flawed, that Ellis had been provoked by Blakely and that she was encouraged to kill him by another man. "I do not expect a pardon," said Mrs Jakubait, 77, of Woking, Surrey.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1998/08/12/nruth12.html   (291 words)

 Criminal Cases - The 1950s - Ruth Ellis - Forensic Science - Care2.com
Blakley refused to come out and he did not answer several phone calls that Ruth Ellis made to the flat.
Ruth Ellis then walked over to where Blakely laid and fired four bullets into Blakely, emptying the revolver.
Ruth Ellis was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death by hanging.
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 Women in Action (1-2:2000) | Ruth Ellis Continues to Fight Racism - Gloria Melencio
By the time Ruth Charlotte Ellis celebrated her 101st birthday last 23 July, she had become the oldest living "out" Black feminist in the history, rather herstory, of the women's movement.
Ruth went to a mixed school where the Coloured pupils did not have the opportunities that the White children had.
Ruth and Ceciline, whom she called Babe, built their own home in Detroit and lived together for 30 years.
www.isiswomen.org /wia/wia100/hum00017.html   (842 words)

 Ruth Ellis - Welshpedia
Ruth Ellis (October 9, 1926 - July 13, 1955) was the fifteenth and last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom in the 20th century.
She was born Ruth Hornby in Rhyl, north Wales, although her birth certificate shows her surname as Neilson, her father's professional name as a travelling musician.
on July 13, 1955, Ruth was taken from her cell at London's Holloway Prison to the adjacent execution chamber and was hanged by the Chief Executioner, Albert Pierrepoint.
www.welshpedia.co.uk /wiki/wales/index.php?title=Ruth_Ellis   (154 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Ruth Ellis: The Last Woman to Be Hanged: Books: Robert Hancock   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In July 1955, Ruth Ellis was sentenced to death for the shooting of her lover, motor-racing driver David Blakely.
No, Ruth shouldn't of shot him, but she was hopelessly in love, and Blakely should of had the courage of a man and told her that the relationship was over with to her face.
Ruth Ellis died for her convictions of doing wrong, but also because she wanted to rejoin Blakely even in death.It's an engossing story which I highly recommend all people to read.
www.amazon.co.uk /Ruth-Ellis-Last-Woman-Hanged/dp/0752834495   (816 words)

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