Ruth P Matheny

(1914 - 2005)

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Ruth P Matheny
1914 - 2005
Born
October 22, 1914
Death
September 6, 2005
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Palmersville, Weakley County, Tennessee 38241
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Ruth P Matheny was born on October 22, 1914. She died on September 6, 2005 at age 90. We know that Ruth P Matheny had been residing in Palmersville, Weakley County, Tennessee 38241.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Ruth P Matheny passed away on September 6, 2005 at 90 years old. She was born on October 22, 1914. We have no information about Ruth's family. We know that Ruth P Matheny had been residing in Palmersville, Weakley County, Tennessee 38241.

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In 1914, in the year that Ruth P Matheny was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1927, by the time she was only 13 years old, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1942, Ruth was 28 years old 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 1972, Ruth was 58 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1983, at the age of 69 years old, Ruth was alive when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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