Ruth Leona Marshall

29 December 1927–30 April 1994 (Age 66)
Montoursville, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ruth Leona

When Ruth Leona Marshall was born on 29 December 1927, her father, Oscar Verus Marshall, was 29 and her mother, Minnie Leona Dutton, was 30. She married Giles Riley Phillips on 2 March 1987, in Winchester, Virginia, United States. She lived in Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and Porter Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 30 April 1994, in Montoursville, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Giles Riley Phillips
Ruth Leona Marshall
Marriage: 2 March 1987

Spouse and Children

    Giles Riley Phillips



2 March 1987
Winchester, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Edith Marie Marshall


    Alice Mae Marshall


    Dr Bertha Louise Marshall Boatman Mayes



    Vennajean Marshall


World Events (8)


Age 2

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.

Age 4

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 18

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name or occupational name from Middle English, Old French maresc(h)al ‘marshal’. The term is of Germanic origin (compare Old High German marah ‘horse’, ‘mare’ + scalc ‘servant’). Originally it denoted a man who looked after horses, but by the heyday of medieval surname formation it denoted on the one hand one of the most important servants in a great household (in the royal household a high official of state, one with military responsibilities), and on the other a humble shoeing smith or farrier. It was also an occupational name for a medieval court officer responsible for the custody of prisoners. An even wider range of meanings is found in some other languages: compare for example Polish Marszałek ( see Marszalek ). The surname is also borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Marshall in household of Oscar Marshall, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth L Marshall in household of Oscar V Marshall, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Leona Marshall Stone, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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