Ruth Arensberg

Female8 July 1896–29 September 1986

Brief Life History of Ruth

When Ruth Arensberg was born on 8 July 1896, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Aaron Arensberg, was 36 and her mother, Mary Scudney, was 34. She married Joseph Matison in 1914, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1935 and Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 September 1986, in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in West Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Matison
Ruth Arensberg
Marriage: 1914
Helen Augusta Matison
Martha Moura Matison

Sources (24)

  • Ruth Matison, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ruth Aronsburg, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Unknown, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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  • Marriage
    1914Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 2

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 4

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.


    Age 24

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    North German and Swedish (of German origin): habitational name from a place called as ‘eagle's mountain’ (see Arend and Berg ), probably Ahrensberg in Mecklenburg. Compare Darensbourg .

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

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