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Ruth E Wharton (1900 - 1998)

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Ruth E Wharton
1900 - 1998
Born
October 12, 1900
Death
July 8, 1998
Last Known Residence
Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania 16125
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Ruth E Wharton of Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania was born on October 12, 1900, and died at age 97 years old on July 8, 1998.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 21142909

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Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania 16125
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Ruth Wharton passed away at age 97 years old on July 8, 1998. Ruth E Wharton of Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania was born on October 12, 1900.

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Ruth E Wharton lived 25 years longer than the average Wharton family member when she died at the age of 97.
The average age of a Wharton family member is 72.
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In 1900, in the year that Ruth E Wharton was born, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1913, she was merely 13 years old when the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1942, at the age of 42 years old, Ruth was alive when 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 1950, when she was 50 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1998, in the year of Ruth E Wharton's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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