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Miriam N Rhodes (1914 - 2010)

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Miriam N Rhodes
1914 - 2010
Born
September 20, 1914
Death
January 5, 2010
Last Known Residence
Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana 46112
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Miriam N Rhodes of Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana was born on September 20, 1914, and died at age 95 years old on January 5, 2010.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 33814541

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Miriam Rhodes passed away at age 95 years old on January 5, 2010. Miriam N Rhodes of Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana was born on September 20, 1914.

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Miriam N Rhodes lived 24 years longer than the average Rhodes family member when she died at the age of 95.
The average age of a Rhodes family member is 71.
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In 1914, in the year that Miriam N Rhodes was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1920, when she was just 6 years old, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1942, when she was 28 years old, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1954, she was 40 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1974, by the time she was 60 years old, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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