Mary Ruth Deyoung

2 November 1919–20 August 1989 (Age 69)
Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ruth

When Mary Ruth Deyoung was born on 2 November 1919, in Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States, her father, Melbourne James DeYoung, was 25 and her mother, Mary Bertha Ford, was 27. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Joseph Francis Merchberger. She lived in Shiawassee, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1935. She died on 20 August 1989, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Benzonia, Benzie, Michigan, United States.

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Joseph Francis Merchberger
Mary Ruth Deyoung
Jeannette Marie Merchberger
Joseph Francis Merchberger III

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World Events (8)

Age 1
The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920 · The Detroit Wall
Age 1
The Detroit Wall is a half mile long wall that was constructed to serve as a wall of racial separation as a physical barrier between white and black homeowners in northwest Detroit. Today the wall is mostly gone with only a small portion of it located at a local park.
Age 22
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Americanized form (translation into English) of Dutch De Jong .

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

Possible Related Names

De Jong

Sources (4)

  • R Mary Deyoung in household of J Melbourne Deyoung, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Deyoung, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary R Merchberger, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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