Reuben Thomas Koetsveld (1906 - 1970)

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Reuben Thomas Koetsveld
1906 - 1970
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1906
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1970
Burw, Australia
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Burw, Australia
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Reuben Thomas Koetsveld was born in 1906. He was born to Reuben Thoma Koetsveld and Elizabeth Brady Koetsveld. He died in 1970 in Burw, Australia at age 64.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Reuben Thomas Koetsveld passed away in 1970 in Burw, Australia at 64 years of age. He was born in 1906. He was born to Reuben Thoma Koetsveld and Elizabeth Brady Koetsveld.

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In 1906, in the year that Reuben Thomas Koetsveld was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1921, Reuben was only 15 years old when in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1932, by the time he was 26 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1958, he was 52 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1970, in the year of Reuben Thomas Koetsveld's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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