Agnes Degroot (1884 - 1979)

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Agnes Degroot
1884 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
Agnes Degroot was born on February 10, 1884. She died in November 1979 at 95 years old. We know that Agnes Degroot had been residing in Volga, Brookings County, South Dakota.

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Agnes Degroot passed away in November 1979 at age 95. She was born on February 10, 1884. We have no information about Agnes's immediate family. We know that Agnes Degroot had been residing in Volga, Brookings County, South Dakota.
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In 1884, in the year that Agnes Degroot was born, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1921, when she was 37 years old, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1957, she was 73 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1967, at the age of 83 years old, Agnes was alive when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1979, in the year of Agnes Degroot's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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Johanna Degroot
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Henrietta Degroot
Sep 27, 1925 - May 1987
Thomas Michael Degroot
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Nov 26, 1972 - Dec 17, 1997
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Apr 21, 1907 - June 1987
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Ina Degroot
Aug 11, 1896 - Nov 8, 1991
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Albert Degroot
Nov 15, 1920 - Jan 29, 2000
Sioux Falls, SD
George W Degroot
Mar 4, 1919 - Nov 14, 1994
Sioux Falls, SD
John H Degroot
Jun 4, 1915 - Apr 28, 1988
Daly City, CA
Louella Degroot
Jul 21, 1920 - January 1984
California
Donald W Degroot
Apr 18, 1923 - Jun 5, 2001
Grand Rapids, MI
Virgil J Degroot
Apr 11, 1925 - Feb 25, 1997
San Diego, CA
Joseph Degroot
Apr 26, 1910 - November 1979
Avon, South Dakota
Thomas W Degroot
Mar 25, 1913 - Jul 1, 1999
Platte, SD
Ruth E Degroot
Oct 20, 1941 - Apr 4, 2011
Renton, WA
Robert Degroot
Dec 21, 1939 - Jun 5, 2004
Colton, SD
Ida Degroot
Mar 15, 1903 - December 1986
Brookings, South Dakota

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