Nellie Fern (Grubbs) Heintz (1899 - 1986)

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Nellie Fern (Grubbs) Heintz
1899 - 1986
August 20, 1899
November 3, 1986
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Nellie Ward
Nellie Fern (Grubbs) Heintz was born on August 20, 1899. Her maiden name is Grubbs and she married into the Heintz family. She died on November 3, 1986 at age 87.
Updated: October 8, 2018
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Nellie Fern (Grubbs) Heintz passed away on November 3, 1986 at 87 years old. She was born on August 20, 1899. We are unaware of information about Nellie's surviving family.

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In 1899, in the year that Nellie Fern (Grubbs) Heintz was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1920, when she was 21 years old, Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1942, when she was 43 years old, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1966, at the age of 67 years old, Nellie was alive when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1986, in the year of Nellie Fern (Grubbs) Heintz's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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