Rita H Buffum (1920 - 2011)

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Rita H Buffum
1920 - 2011
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March 27, 1920
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August 19, 2011
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Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois 62901
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Rita H Buffum was born on March 27, 1920. She died on August 19, 2011 at 91 years of age. We know that Rita H Buffum had been residing in Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois 62901.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Rita H Buffum died on August 19, 2011 at 91 years of age. She was born on March 27, 1920. We are unaware of information about Rita's immediate family. We know that Rita H Buffum had been residing in Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois 62901.

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In 1920, in the year that Rita H Buffum was born, in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1933, at the age of only 13 years old, Rita was alive when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1945, Rita was 25 years old when on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

In 1963, at the age of 43 years old, Rita was alive when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1982, when she was 62 years old, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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