Catherine A Ridgway (1921 - 1991)

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Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery
Section NC Row 4 Site 7,
Box 916a - Old Belgrade Road, Augusta, Me

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: TEC 3
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1921 - In the year that Catherine A Ridgway was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

1942 - At the age of 21 years old, Catherine was alive when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

1953 - Catherine was 32 years old when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

1990 - Catherine was 69 years old when after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

1991 - In the year of Catherine A Ridgway's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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Catherine A Ridgway passed away on February 15, 1991 at 69 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Catherine. She was buried in Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery Section NC Row 4 Site 7, Augusta, Me. She was born on October 19, 1921. There is no information about Catherine's immediate family.

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