Sarah Rutherford (1903 - 1977)

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Sarah Rutherford
1903 - 1977
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August 29, 1903
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May 1977
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Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44103
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Sarah Rutherford was born on August 29, 1903. She died in May 1977 at 73 years of age. We know that Sarah Rutherford had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44103.
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Sarah Rutherford died in May 1977 at age 73. She was born on August 29, 1903. We have no information about Sarah's family. We know that Sarah Rutherford had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44103.

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In 1903, in the year that Sarah Rutherford was born, two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1913, Sarah was only 10 years old when ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1949, at the age of 46 years old, Sarah was alive when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1957, at the age of 54 years old, Sarah was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1977, in the year of Sarah Rutherford's passing, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

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