Ruth Clair Crook

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

The Life 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 her hometown, at the age of 66.

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

Spouse and Children

21 December 1955
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Grace Irene Crooke


    Elmer Dew Crooke


    Harold Leroy Crooke


    Kenneth Roy Crooke


    Lyle Earl Crooke


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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:1. from the Old Norse byname Krókr meaning ‘crook’, ‘bend’, originally possibly bestowed on a cripple or hunchback or a devious schemer, but in early medieval England used as a personal name. 2. from Old Norse krókr ‘hook’, ‘bend’, borrowed into Middle English as a vocabulary word and applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker, seller, or user of hooks or a topographic name for someone who lived by a bend in a river or road. In some instances the surname may have arisen as a habitational name from places in Cumbria and Durham named Crook from this word.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Mrs Ruth C Jackson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ruth Clair Crook - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Ruth Clair Crook

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