Sarah Gervin Rutherford (1875 - 1935)

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Sarah Gervin Rutherford
1875 - 1935
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1875
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1935
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Sarah Gervin Rutherford was born in 1875. She died in 1935 in Melbourne, Australia at 60 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sarah Gervin Rutherford died in 1935 in Melbourne, Australia at 60 years of age. She was born in 1875. We have no information about Sarah's family or relationships.

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In 1875, in the year that Sarah Gervin Rutherford was born, the Bombay Stock Exchange - the first stock exchange in Asia - was established. It was called "The Native Share & Stock Brokers Association".

In 1905, by the time she was 30 years old, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1914, by the time she was 39 years old, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1920, at the age of 45 years old, Sarah was alive when on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1935, in the year of Sarah Gervin Rutherford's passing, 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.

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