Ruth Belcher Corrick

Female7 November 1896–August 1972

Brief Life History of Ruth Belcher

When Ruth Belcher Corrick was born on 7 November 1896, in Kensington, Montgomery, Maryland, United States, her father, Harry Kesler Corrick, was 31 and her mother, Helen Garrett Wheatley, was 26. She lived in Kensington, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States in 1932 and Kensington, Boshof, Orange Free State, South Africa in 1970. She died in August 1972, at the age of 75.

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Leslie Gilmore Van Fossen
Ruth Belcher Corrick

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  • Ruth B Van Fossen in household of Harry K Corrick, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mrs Ruth B Van Fossen in entry for Harry Kesier Corrick, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Ruth B Corricer in household of Harry K Corricer, "United States Census, 1900"

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Age 1

Part of Zululand incorporated into British colony of Natal. King Solomon ka Dinizulu exiled.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Carrick or Carrack, a habitational name probably from Castle Carrock (Cumbria), which is earlier recorded as Castel Carok. The placename derives from British castello- ‘castle, camp’ (a borrowing from Latin castellum ‘fort’) + a word related to Welsh caerog ‘fortified’.

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

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