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Fred Rhodes (1869 - 1968)

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Fred Rhodes
1869 - 1968
Born
February 19, 1869
Death
April 1968
Last Known Residence
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60602
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Fred Rhodes of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois was born on February 19, 1869, and died at age 99 years old in April 1968.
Updated: November 13, 2011
Biography ID: 92944529

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Fred Rhodes passed away at age 99 years old in April 1968. Fred Rhodes of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois was born on February 19, 1869.

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Fred Rhodes lived 28 years longer than the average Rhodes family member when he died at the age of 99.
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1869 - 1968 World Events

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In 1869, in the year that Fred Rhodes was born, on May 10th, North America's first transcontinental railroad was completed at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory, by driving a "golden spike" or the "last spike" of the line. The spike was driven by Leland Stanford and is now displayed at Stanford University.

In 1900, at the age of 31 years old, Fred was alive when artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1934, Fred was 65 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1944, Fred was 75 years old when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1968, in the year of Fred Rhodes's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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