Margaret Rhodes (1905 - 2008)

Margaret Rhodes
1905 - 2008
updated February 06, 2019
Margaret Rhodes was born on July 23, 1905. She died on October 3, 2008 at age 103. We know that Margaret Rhodes had been residing in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington 98312.

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Margaret Rhodes died on October 3, 2008 at 103 years old. She was born on July 23, 1905. We are unaware of information about Margaret's family or relationships. We know that Margaret Rhodes had been residing in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington 98312.
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In 1905, in the year that Margaret Rhodes was born, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1922, by the time she was 17 years old, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1938, when she was 33 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1944, at the age of 39 years old, Margaret was alive 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 1982, she was 77 years old when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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Jan 10, 1913 - December 1983
Apr 23, 1953 - May 21, 2008
Feb 10, 1912 - December 1968
Apr 26, 1905 - Jun 25, 1990
Jul 26, 1912 - March 1959
Nov 8, 1899 - August 1984
Nov 30, 1907 - January 1986
Aug 24, 1906 - Jun 10, 1988
May 6, 1915 - Jan 7, 1994
Mar 18, 1889 - November 1963
Jan 30, 1910 - April 1958
Dec 9, 1896 - December 1973
Apr 14, 1899 - July 1975
Mar 7, 1880 - May 1975
Feb 17, 1912 - April 1985
Aug 12, 1896 - March 1981
Jul 9, 1898 - January 1973
Jan 4, 1918 - January 1983
Jul 5, 1919 - April 1979
Feb 28, 1918 - Jan 6, 1992

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Sep 26, 1939 - Sep 25, 2010
Mar 27, 1891 - May 1985
Mar 16, 1921 - Aug 19, 2005
May 12, 1883 - September 1973
Nov 26, 1914 - November 1980
Jul 1, 1901 - January 1979
Feb 16, 1904 - Nov 3, 1995
Sep 23, 1914 - Aug 19, 1989
May 12, 1927 - Nov 1, 2003
Aug 17, 1907 - April 1992
Feb 1, 1902 - November 1973
Jan 22, 1924 - Mar 8, 2004
Feb 18, 1934 - Feb 9, 2011
Jan 28, 1913 - Feb 7, 1997
Jun 19, 1916 - May 1981
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