Roderick Ransan Ruger "Roger"

15 September 1882–
Momence, Kankakee, Illinois, United States

The Life of Roderick Ransan

When Roderick Ransan Ruger "Roger" was born on 15 September 1882, in Momence, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, his father, Jacob W Ruger, was 43 and his mother, Amelia Buiesam, was 17. He married Myrtle M. S. Keefer on 30 October 1911, in Piatt, Illinois, United States.

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Roderick Ransan Ruger "Roger"
Myrtle M. S. Keefer
Marriage: 30 October 1911

Spouse and Children

30 October 1911
Piatt, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob W Ruger


    Amelia Buiesam




World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 3

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 31

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

German (Rüger): see Rueger .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rodrick Ruger in household of Jacob Ruger, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Roderick R Ruger, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Roderick Ruger, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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