Ruth S O'steen (1929 - 2006)

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Ruth S O'steen
1929 - 2006
February 13, 1929
January 16, 2006
Ruth S O'steen was born on February 13, 1929, and died at age 76 years old on January 16, 2006. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ruth S O'steen.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Ruth O'steen passed away at age 76 years old on January 16, 2006. Ruth S O'steen was born on February 13, 1929. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ruth S O'steen.

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Ruth S O'steen lived 11 years longer than the average O'Steen family member when she died at the age of 76.
The average age of an O'Steen family member is 65.

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In 1929, in the year that Ruth S O'steen was born, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1938, by the time she was only 9 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1967, she was 38 years old when 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 1982, by the time she was 53 years old, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

In 1999, she was 70 years old when on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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