Ruth Elliott Woodall

25 February 1892–15 December 1981 (Age 89)
Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Ruth Elliott

When Ruth Elliott Woodall was born on 25 February 1892, in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada, her father, Charles J. Woodall, was 24 and her mother, Blanche Gordon Bice, was 21. She married Harold Hickox Utley on 9 August 1913, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Grosse Pointe, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 5 years and West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, United States in 1940. She died on 15 December 1981, in Palm Beach, Florida, United States, at the age of 89.

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Norman Hamer
Ruth Elliott Woodall
Marriage: 24 June 1922
Patricia Hamer
Norman Hamer

Spouse and Children

24 June 1922
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


    Patricia Hamer


    Norman Hamer


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1894: Dade, Florida, United States; 1909: Palm Beach, Florida, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

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

English (chiefly West Midlands): habitational name from any of various places called Woodhall, for example in Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, and Lothian, so named from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + heall ‘hall’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Hamer in household of Norman Hamer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Hamer in household of Norman Hamer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth W Utley in household of Charles J Woodall, "United States Census, 1920"

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