100 - Ruth Matlock Thomason - Southaven, MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 34° 59.534 W 090° 00.251
15S E 773442 N 3876283
Quick Description: A marker for centenarian Ruth Thomason, located in beautiful Edmondson Cemetery in DeSoto County
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 3/25/2018 11:05:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMY042
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
Views: 3

Long Description:
Ruth Matlock Thomason was born in 1895, the same year that Booker T. Washington delivered the Atlanta Compromise speech. She is memorialized with an upright marker that is on the south end of the cemetery, to the left of the main iron gate.

Some other important events that occurred during Ruth's lifetime:

1905: Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in for a full term, as President of the United States.
1915: In their 11th year under head coach Bennie Owen, the Oklahoma Sooners compiled a 10-0 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 370 to 54
1925: Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman governor in USA
1935: The Great Plains are struck by one of the worst Dust Storms in U.S. history during April.
1945: World War II ends When Japan surrenders in August ending World War II
1955: Dr. Joyce Brothers was disliked by the producers of The 64,000 Question, and her opponent was coached. They purposely asked her a boxing question, figuring a girl wouldn't get the answer. She did
1965: NASA launches the United States' first 2-person crew (Gus Grissom, John Young) into Earth orbit.
1975: Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title.
1985: The 57th Academy Awards are held in Los Angeles, with Amadeus winning Best Picture.
1996:"Hello Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 118 performances
Location of Headstone: Edmondson Cemetery, Desoto County, MS

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