Ruby Margaret Erickson

Brief Life History 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 Richland Township, Franklin, Iowa, United States in 1925 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

Sources (13)

  • Ruby Branson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ruby Margaret Erickson, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Ruby M Branson, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

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

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

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Thor, Nils, Lars, Sven, Lief, Anders, Lennart, Iver, Elof, Erland.

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Ericsson and Eriksson , Norwegian, Danish, and North German Eriksen and Erichsen , or of any other Scandinavian or North German patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Eiríkr, which is composed of ei ‘ever, always’ (or a shortened form of ein ‘one, only’) + rík ‘power’. Compare Ericksen , Ericson , and Erikson .

English (Lancashire): patronymic from the Middle English male personal name Eric (with the same etymology as 1 above) + son.

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

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