Alvina Ruff

Female18 January 1923–21 May 1974

Brief Life History of Alvina

When Alvina Ruff was born on 18 January 1923, in American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States, her father, Jacob Ruff, was 39 and her mother, Regina Braust, was 38. She lived in American Falls Election Precinct 1, Power, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Power, Idaho, United States for about 1 years. She died on 21 May 1974, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Ruff
Regina Braust
Ida Ruff
Rachel Ruff
Olga Ruff
Johann Ruff
Christina Ruff
Emma Marie Ruff
Albert Ruff
David Ruff
Fred Ruff
August Ruff
Edna Ruff
Herbert Emil Ruff
Alvina Ruff
Samuel Ruff
Esther Lavine Ruff

Sources (8)

  • Alvina McLean, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Alvina Ruff, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1962"
  • Alvina Ruff McClain, "Find A Grave Index"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (15)

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


Age 6

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 14

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English rough, rowe, ruwe ‘rough (haired), shaggy, disheveled’.

English (of Norman origin): perhaps a post-medieval spelling of Roff or Roof ; see Rolfe .

Scottish: perhaps a Scots pronunciation of Rock .

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

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