Ruth Abella Williams

Female25 June 1914–15 January 1992

Brief Life History of Ruth Abella

When Ruth Abella 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 Harold 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 Harold Drury
Ruth Abella Williams
Marriage: 27 April 1934

Sources (12)

  • Ruth A Drury in household of Frank H Williams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Abell Williams, "Oregon, Center for Health Statistics, Birth Records, 1903-1918"
  • Ruth Abell Drury, "Oregon Death Index, 1971-2008"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 April 1934St. Helens, Columbia, Oregon, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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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: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

    History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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