Ruth Wershbale

Femaleabout 1924–16 January 2012

Brief Life History of Ruth

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.

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Sources (5)

  • Ruth Wershbale in household of Samuel Wershbale, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth R. Wershbale, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Ruth Wershbale Dobrushin, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


Age 5

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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