Ruth Martin (1902 - 1982)

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Ruth Martin
1902 - 1982
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June 28, 1902
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December 1982
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98115
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Ruth Martin was born on June 28, 1902. She died in December 1982 at age 80. We know that Ruth Martin had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98115.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ruth Martin passed away in December 1982 at 80 years of age. She was born on June 28, 1902. We are unaware of information about Ruth's family. We know that Ruth Martin had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98115.

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In 1902, in the year that Ruth Martin was born, the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

In 1929, when she was 27 years old, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1944, at the age of 42 years old, Ruth was alive when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1961, by the time she was 59 years old, on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1982, in the year of Ruth Martin's passing, 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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