Ruth Abell Williams

25 June 1914–15 January 1992 (Age 77)
Summer Lake, Lake, Oregon, United States

The Life of Ruth Abell

When Ruth Abell Williams was born on 25 June 1914, in Summer Lake, Lake, Oregon, United States, her father, Frank Harvey Williams, was 38 and her mother, Maude Bell Beatrice Logsdon, was 32. She married James Fred Drury on 27 April 1934, in St. Helens, Columbia, Oregon, United States. She lived in Election Precinct 2 Summer Lake, Lake, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 15 January 1992, in Summer Lake, Lake, Oregon, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Summer Lake, Lake, Oregon, United States.

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James Fred Drury
1907–1993
Ruth Abell Williams
1914–1992
Marriage: 27 April 1934

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 April 1934
St. Helens, Columbia, Oregon, United States

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siblings

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 3

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 21

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth A Drury in household of Frank H Williams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth A Williams in household of Frank H Williams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth A Williams in household of Frank H Williams, "United States Census, 1930"

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