Ruth Whittington (1899 - 1987)

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Ruth Whittington
1899 - 1987
July 1, 1899
February 1987
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Hedrick, Keokuk County, Iowa 52563
Ruth Whittington was born on July 1, 1899. She died in February 1987 at age 87. We know that Ruth Whittington had been residing in Hedrick, Keokuk County, Iowa 52563.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Ruth Whittington passed away in February 1987 at age 87. She was born on July 1, 1899. There is no information about Ruth's immediate family. We know that Ruth Whittington had been residing in Hedrick, Keokuk County, Iowa 52563.

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In 1899, in the year that Ruth Whittington was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1903, by the time she was only 4 years old, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1923, she was 24 years old when the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1974, she was 75 years old when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1987, in the year of Ruth Whittington's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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