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Agnes M Witherspoon (1915 - 2005)

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Agnes M Witherspoon
1915 - 2005
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April 30, 1915
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August 17, 2005
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Buffalo, Erie County, New York 14208
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Agnes M Witherspoon was born on April 30, 1915. She died on August 17, 2005 at age 90. We know that Agnes M Witherspoon had been residing in Buffalo, Erie County, New York 14208.
Updated: October 5, 2011
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Agnes M Witherspoon passed away on August 17, 2005 at 90 years old. She was born on April 30, 1915. We have no information about Agnes' family. We know that Agnes M Witherspoon had been residing in Buffalo, Erie County, New York 14208.
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In 1915, in the year that Agnes M Witherspoon was born, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1927, she was just 12 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1935, Agnes was 20 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1955, by the time she was 40 years old, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1967, when she was 52 years old, 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.

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