Ruby Swackhammer

25 September 1894–24 September 1974 (Age 80)
Harrison, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ruby

When Ruby Swackhammer was born on 25 September 1894, in Harrison, Iowa, United States, her father, Edgar Swackhamer, was 41 and her mother, Mary Ellen Barnum, was 32. She had at least 2 sons with Clarence E. Mckenzie. She lived in Perry Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Colfax, Clinton, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 September 1974, at the age of 79.

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Clarence E. Mckenzie
Ruby Swackhammer
Harold McKenzie
John Mckenzie

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    John Mckenzie


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 19

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

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

Probably of German origin ( see Swackhamer ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruby A in household of Clarence Mckenzie, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruby Mckenzie in household of Clarence E Mckenzie, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruby Mckenzie in household of Clarence E Mckenzie, "United States Census, 1930"

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