Ruth Maria Dixon

30 December 1907–15 December 1986 (Age 79)
Rozetta, Henderson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ruth Maria

When Ruth Maria Dixon was born on 30 December 1907, in Rozetta, Henderson, Illinois, United States, her father, Gideon Thomas Dixon, was 43 and her mother, Ida May Brimhall, was 40. She married Merwin P Smith in June 1951, in Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States. She lived in Rozetta Township, Henderson, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died on 15 December 1986, in Monmouth, Warren, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Monmouth, Warren, Illinois, United States.

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Merwin P Smith
Ruth Maria Dixon
Marriage: June 1951

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    Merwin P Smith



June 1951
Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 3

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Dick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Di*** in household of Gideon Di***, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth M Dixon in household of Mrs. Ida M Dixon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth M Dixon in household of Thomas G Dixon, "United States Census, 1910"

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