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Ora Rhodes (1889 - 1980)

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Ora Rhodes
1889 - 1980
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September 9, 1889
Death
May 1980
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Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa 52544
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Ora Rhodes was born on September 9, 1889. She died in May 1980 at age 90. We know that Ora Rhodes had been residing in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa 52544.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Ora Rhodes passed away in May 1980 at 90 years of age. She was born on September 9, 1889. There is no information about Ora's family or relationships. We know that Ora Rhodes had been residing in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa 52544.
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1889 - 1980 World Events

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In 1889, in the year that Ora Rhodes was born, on April 22nd, at "high noon," about 50,000 people took off to claim open lands in the Land Rush of 1889. Called the "Unassigned Lands," part or all of 6 counties in Oklahoma were up for grabs. By the end of the day, Oklahoma City and Guthrie were created - each with about 10,000 inhabitants.

In 1893, Ora was just 4 years old when on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1912, she was 23 years old when the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1964, at the age of 75 years old, Ora was alive when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1980, in the year of Ora Rhodes's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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