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Nettie Rixford (1880 - 1951)

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Nettie Rixford
1880 - 1951
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1880
Vermont
Death
1951
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Nettie Rixford was born in 1880 at Vermont. She is the child of Lord W. Rixford. She died in 1951 at 70 years of age.
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Nettie Rixford passed away in 1951 at 70 years of age. She was born in 1880 at Vermont. She is the child of Lord W. Rixford.
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In 1880, in the year that Nettie Rixford was born, on February 4th, five members of one family in Ontario, Canada were killed and their farm was burned by a mob. Called the Black Donnelly Massacre, the Irish family had been feuding with other citizens of the town. No one was ever convicted.

In 1899, by the time she was 19 years old, 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 1912, Nettie was 32 years old when New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1944, she was 64 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1951, in the year of Nettie Rixford's passing, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

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