Ruth Clair Crook

27 February 1934–15 December 2000 (Age 66)
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth Clair

When Ruth Clair Crook was born on 27 February 1934, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, her father, Dewey Claude Crooke, was 36 and her mother, Ruth Irene Torrence, was 35. She married Ronald D. Jackson on 21 December 1955, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. She died on 15 December 2000, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Ronald D. Jackson
Ruth Clair Crook
Marriage: 21 December 1955

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1955Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1935 · The FBI is Established
    Age 1
    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
    1935 · The Social Security Act
    Age 1
    This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.
    1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins
    Age 21
    The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

    Name Meaning

    English:topographic name from Old Norse krókr ‘nook or bend’ denoting someone who lived by a bend in a river or road. In some instances the surname may have arisen as a habitational name from any of the places called Crook in Cumberland and Durham, or Crooke in Lancashire, all of which are derived from this word.topographic name for someone who lived ‘(at the) barrow or mound’ from Brittonic crüg. In some instances this may have arisen as a habitational name from either Crook in Combe Raleigh or perhaps Crooke in North Tawton (both Devon), which are derived from this word.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Ruth Crooks in household of Dewey Crooks, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Ruth Clair Crooke in entry for Ronald D Jackson, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"
    • Ruth in entry for Ronald D Jackson, "Oregon Death Index, 1971-2008"

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