Ruby Margaret Erickson

25 October 1912–16 April 2007 (Age 94)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Ruby Margaret

When Ruby Margaret Erickson was born on 25 October 1912, in Iowa, United States, her father, Lewis Marshall Erickson, was 46 and her mother, Mary Adelaide Steadman, was 37. She had at least 1 daughter with Donald Hoyt Branson. She lived in Morgan Township, Franklin, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Reeve, Franklin, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 16 April 2007, in Hampton, Franklin, Iowa, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Hampton Cemetery, Hampton, Franklin, Iowa, United States.

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Donald Hoyt Branson
Ruby Margaret Erickson
Helen Mae Branson

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    Helen Mae Branson


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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 1

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 25

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

Respelling of a Scandinavian and North German patronymic derived from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, which is composed of ei ‘ever’, ‘always’ (or a reduced form of ein ‘one’, ‘only’) + rík ‘power’. The main forms are Erichsen , Eriksen , Ericsson , and Eriksson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruby Branson in household of Don Branson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruby M Erickson in household of Lewis M Erickson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruby M Erickson in household of Louis M Erickson, "United States Census, 1930"

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