Ruth Paxton

(1906 - 1987)

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Ruth Paxton
1906 - 1987
Born
March 20, 1906
Death
June 1987
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Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72204
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Ruth Paxton was born on March 20, 1906. She died in June 1987 at 81 years old. We know that Ruth Paxton had been residing in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72204.
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Ruth Paxton passed away in June 1987 at age 81. She was born on March 20, 1906. There is no information about Ruth's immediate family. We know that Ruth Paxton had been residing in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72204.

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In 1906, in the year that Ruth Paxton was born, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1920, Ruth was just 14 years old when the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1935, by the time she was 29 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1965, at the age of 59 years old, Ruth was alive when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1987, in the year of Ruth Paxton's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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