Clayton Bernell Ruhter

20 October 1922–22 April 2010 (Age 87)
Holstein, Adams, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Clayton Bernell

When Clayton Bernell Ruhter was born on 20 October 1922, in Holstein, Adams, Nebraska, United States, his father, August Herman Ruhter, was 25 and his mother, Anna Martha Augusta Schnase, was 26. He married Arva LaJuan Nielson on 24 November 1943, in Wendell, Gooding, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Roseland, Adams, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and Kennewick, Benton, Washington, United States in 1959. He died on 22 April 2010, in Dewey, Yavapai, Arizona, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Heritage Memorial Park, Dewey, Yavapai, Arizona, United States.

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Clayton Bernell Ruhter
Arva LaJuan Nielson
Marriage: 24 November 1943
Claudia Ann Ruhter

Spouse and Children

24 November 1943
Wendell, Gooding, Idaho, United States


    Claudia Ann Ruhter


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 18

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 23

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Rutter 3.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clayton B Ruhter in household of August H Ruhter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clayton in entry for August Herman Ruhter, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Clayton B Ruhter, "Idaho, Gooding County Records, 1879-1962"

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