Rita Marie Rooney

Brief Life History of Rita Marie

When Rita Marie Rooney was born on 14 October 1919, in Hudson, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, her father, James Arthur Rooney, was 41 and her mother, Effie Mary Smith, was 39. She lived in Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Woodstock Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 1 May 2008, in Addison, Rollin Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 88.

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Rita Marie Rooney

Sources (13)

  • Rita M Pepper in household of Rudolph E Pepper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rita M Roney in entry for Rudy E Pepper, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"
  • Rita M Rohney in household of James A Rohney, "United States Census, 1930"

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


Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.

1944 · The G.I Bill

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Liam, Caitlin, Niall, Conor, Declan, Dermot, Eamonn, Fergus, Kieran, Roisin, Sean Patrick.


shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruanaidh or Ó Ruanadha ‘descendant of Ruanadh’, a personal name from ruanaidh ‘strong man, champion’. Ó Ruanaidhín was a variant in Connacht and Rowan might be adopted as equivalent in Down. Compare Mac Ruanaidh, now Croney , in Scottish Gaelic.

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

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