She came out as a lesbian around and graduated from Springfield High School in In the she met the only woman she ever lived with, Ceciline “Babe” Franklin. Throughout her life, Ellis advocated for gays & lesbians, & for African Americans.
In 1969 Ruths mother was found unconscious in a gas filled room she never fully recovered.George Ellis descended into alcoholism and hanged him self in son Andy committed suicide in daughter Georgina died of cancer at the age of
In Ruth Ellis was hanged for the murder of her lover, David Blakely. She was the last woman executed in Britain— her hanging led to a public outcry, and the eventual abolition of the death penalty in Britain.