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Ruth Rolfs (1895 - 1979)

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Ruth Rolfs
1895 - 1979
Born
September 23, 1895
Death
May 1979
Last Known Residence
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin 54303
Summary
Ruth Rolfs of Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin was born on September 23, 1895, and died at age 83 years old in May 1979.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 54796707

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Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin 54303
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September 23, 1895
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Ruth Rolfs passed away at age 83 years old in May 1979. Ruth Rolfs of Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin was born on September 23, 1895.

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Ruth Rolfs lived 8 years longer than the average Rolfs family member when she died at the age of 83.
The average age of a Rolfs family member is 75.
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1895 - 1979 World Events

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In 1895, in the year that Ruth Rolfs was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1940, when she was 45 years old, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1953, at the age of 58 years old, Ruth was alive when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1967, by the time she was 72 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1979, in the year of Ruth Rolfs's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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