James A Rucker

1 November 1919–9 January 1969 (Age 49)
Arkadelphia, Clark, Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of James A

When James A Rucker was born on 1 November 1919, in Arkadelphia, Clark, Arkansas, United States, his father, James Albert Rucker, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Belle "Lizzie" Morrow, was 32. He married Rose Mae Ethel Caddy on 21 December 1938, in Clark, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Caddo Township, Clark, Arkansas, United States in 1930 and Manning, Dallas, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 9 January 1969, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Hayward, Alameda, California, United States.

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James A Rucker
Rose Mae Ethel Caddy
Marriage: 21 December 1938
James Dewayne Rucker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1938Clark, Arkansas, United States
  • Children


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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.
    Age 1
    Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
    Age 15
    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

    Name Meaning

    German (also Rücker): nickname from Middle High German rucken ‘to move or draw’.North German: nickname from Middle Low German rucker ‘thief, greedy or acquisitive person’.German: from a shortened form of the ancient Germanic personal name Rudiger . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).

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

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    Sources (8)

    • John A Rucker, "United States Census, 1940"
    • J A Rucker, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
    • James A Rucker in household of Bell E Rucker, "United States Census, 1930"

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