Sarah Jane Rutherford (1845 - 1925)

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Sarah Jane Rutherford
1845 - 1925
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1845
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1925
Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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Sarah Jane Rutherford was born in 1845. She was born to Robson John Rutherford and Maria Langton Rutherford. She died in 1925 in Ballarat, Australia at age 80.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sarah Jane Rutherford died in 1925 in Ballarat, Australia at age 80. She was born in 1845. She was born to Robson John Rutherford and Maria Langton Rutherford.

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In 1845, in the year that Sarah Jane Rutherford was born, on March 4th, James K. Polk was inaugurated as the 11th President of the United States. Polk, from Tennessee, beat Henry Clay of Kentucky, 49.5% to 48.1%. Polk served one term.

In 1854, at the age of only 9 years old, Sarah was alive when the fashion house Louis Vuitton was founded in Paris by Louis Vuitton Malletier. Beginning with trunks - and soon new ingenious flat topped trunks that could be stacked - the company now produces trunks and leather goods as well as clothing, watches, shoes, jewelry, sunglasses, books and other accessories.

In 1865, when she was 20 years old, on March 4th, President Abraham Lincoln was sworn in for a second term. A little over a month later, he would be assassinated by a Confederate sympathizer - 4 days after the surrender of Lee at Appomattox, which had effectively ended the Civil War.

In 1879, Sarah was 34 years old when on November 10th, Bell Telephone and Western Union reached an agreement. Bell Telephone would keep out of the telegraphy business and Western Union would stay out of the telephone business - leading to success for both.

In 1925, in the year of Sarah Jane Rutherford's passing, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

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