Sarah F Rutherford (1910 - 1998)

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Sarah F Rutherford
1910 - 1998
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March 22, 1910
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August 30, 1998
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Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana 47250
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Sarah F Rutherford was born on March 22, 1910. She died on August 30, 1998 at 88 years of age. We know that Sarah F Rutherford had been residing in Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana 47250.
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Sarah F Rutherford died on August 30, 1998 at age 88. She was born on March 22, 1910. There is no information about Sarah's immediate family. We know that Sarah F Rutherford had been residing in Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana 47250.

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In 1910, in the year that Sarah F Rutherford was born, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1935, by the time she was 25 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 1945, Sarah was 35 years old when on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1976, at the age of 66 years old, Sarah was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1998, in the year of Sarah F Rutherford's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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