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Ruth Little Oakman (1723 - 1804)

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Ruth (Little) Oakman
1723 - 1804
Born
March 2, 1723
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Death
June 2, 1804
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
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Ruth Little Oakman was born on March 2, 1723 at Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. Her maiden name is Little and she married into the Oakman family. She died on June 2, 1804 at Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA at 81 years old.
Updated: August 14, 2011
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Ruth Little Oakman died on June 2, 1804 at Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA at age 81. she was buried in 2 Mile Cemetary, Union St, N. Marshfield, Marshfield, Massachusetts USA. She was born on March 2, 1723 at Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. There is no information about Ruth's family or relationships.
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1723 - 1804 World Events

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In 1801, Ruth was 78 years old when on January 1st, after a brief period of independence, Ireland was merged with Great Britain, creating The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

In 1802, at the age of 79 years old, Ruth was alive when on May 22, 1802, the first First Lady of the United States, Martha (Dandridge) Custis Washington died of a severe fever at age 70. Martha was buried next to her husband George Washington, at Mt. Vernon.

In 1803, at the age of 80 years old, Ruth was alive when the first public library in the United States - free to everyone - opened in Salisbury, Connecticut. Damage to books was most often caused by "greasing" - candle wax dripping onto the books. Candles were the only source of light in the evenings.

In 1804, in the year of Ruth Little Oakman's passing, on May 14th, Lewis and Clark started out from St. Louis, Missouri on an expedition to explore the West and to find a route to the Pacific Ocean. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the trip shortly after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. He wanted the new territory mapped and wanted to establish an American presence in the West before Great Britain or other European powers could claim it.

In 1805, at the age of 82 years old, Ruth was alive when on March 4th, Thomas Jefferson was inaugurated as President of the United States for the second time. He won 72.8% of the popular vote.

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