Ruth Margaret Bird

15 August 1910–31 October 1995 (Age 85)
Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ruth Margaret

When Ruth Margaret Bird was born on 15 August 1910, in Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Levi Sterner Bird, was 28 and her mother, Bertha Mae Haddon, was 23. She had at least 1 daughter with William Henry Hockenbrock. She lived in Northumberland, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died on 31 October 1995, in Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85.

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William Henry Hockenbrock
Ruth Margaret Bird
Shirley L Hockenbrock

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    Shirley L Hockenbrock


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

1 English and Scottish: from Middle English bird, brid ‘nestling’, ‘young bird’ (Old English bridd), applied as a nickname or perhaps occasionally as a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher. The metathesized form is first found in the Northumbrian dialect of Middle English, but the surname is more common in central and southern England. It may possibly also be derived from Old English burde ‘maiden’, ‘girl’, applied as a derisory nickname.2 Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Ó hÉanacháin or Ó hÉinigh, in which the first element (after Ó) has been taken as Gaelic éan ‘bird’ ( see Heneghan ).3 Jewish: translation of various Ashkenazic surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example Vogel .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Ruth Hockenhock in household of William Hockenhock, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth M Bird in household of Levi S Bird, "United States Census, 1920"

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