Dolly Ruth Persing

6 January 1904–31 December 1987 (Age 83)
Guthrie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Dolly Ruth

When Dolly Ruth Persing was born on 6 January 1904, in Guthrie, Iowa, United States, her father, George Calvin Persing, was 22 and her mother, Ida Bell Lytle, was 19. She married Eujean Chauncey Smith on 1 August 1924, in Nevada, Story, Iowa, United States. She lived in Theresa Township, Beadle, South Dakota, United States in 1920 and Arthur Township, Kanabec, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 31 December 1987, in Mora, Kanabec, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 83.

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George Herbert Cashman
Dolly Ruth Persing
Phyllis Cashman
Ruby Louise Cashman
Gladys Joy Cashman
Wesley Herbert Cashman
James Roy Cashman
John Sheldon Cashman

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 9

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 22

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

German: nickname or metonymic occupational name for a peach grower, from dialect Persing ‘peach’ (standard German Pfirsich). Compare Pershing .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Cashman in household of George Cashman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Cashman in household of George Cashman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Persing in household of George Persing, "United States Census, 1920"

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