When Ruth Wershbale was born about 1924, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Samuel Wershbale, was 43 and her mother, Jenny Valinski, was 37. She lived in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 January 2012, at the age of 89, and was buried in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.
Biblical name (of uncertain derivation) of a Moabite woman who left her own people to remain with her mother-in-law Naomi, and afterwards became the wife of Boaz and an ancestress of David. Her story is told in the book of the Bible that bears her name. It was used among the Puritans in England in the 16th century, partly because of its association with the English vocabulary word ruth meaning ‘compassion’. It has always been popular as a Jewish name, but is now also widespread among people of many different cultures and creeds.