Ruth S Spearman

Female15 November 1930–26 August 2010

Brief Life History of Ruth S

When Ruth S Spearman was born on 15 November 1930, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States, her father, Harvey Glen Spearman, was 44 and her mother, Bertha A. Pressley, was 30. She lived in School District 6 Symmes, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1940 and Central, Malawi in 2010. She died on 26 August 2010, in Central, Pickens, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Memory Gardens, Clemson, Pickens, South Carolina, United States.

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  • Ruth Spearman in household of Bertha Spearman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Spearman Neely, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ruth Spearman Neely, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

1949 · Briggs vs. Elliot

Age 19

Briggs v Elliot is filed with the federal court in South Carolina. The idea is that parents of African American students want bus transportation for their students. This request is later combined with Brown v the Board of Education case.

1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 21

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

English: either an occupational name for a spearman (a soldier armed with a spear), from Middle English spere ‘spear’ + man, or from the Middle English, Old English personal name Spereman, of the same origin. See Spear .

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

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