Melina "Mena" Marie LaMoine

Brief Life History of Melina "Mena" Marie

When Melina "Mena" Marie LaMoine was born in 1901, in North Dakota, United States, her father, John Michel LaMoine, was 36 and her mother, Cecilia Burton, was 18. She married Patrick James Ruddy in 1922, in United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in United States in 1949 and Grand Forks Township, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States in 1950. She died in 1959, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States.

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Patrick James Ruddy
Melina "Mena" Marie LaMoine
Marriage: 1922
Elizabeth Marie Ruddy
Mary Lou Ruddy
Robert James Ruddy
John Edward Ruddy
Patricia Ann Ruddy
Barbara Jean Ruddy
Paul William Ruddy

Sources (18)

  • Melind M Ruddy, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Melina - Government record: birth-name: Melina
  • Melina Marie LaMoine Ruddy, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Armand, Emile, Normand, Jacques, Jean-Pierre, Lucien, Pierre, Aime, Clovis, Gaston, Marcel.

French: from Old French moine monk (from Latin monacus), with fused masculine definite article le, probably an occupational name for a servant at a monastery or an ironic nickname for someone of monkish behavior or appearance. Compare Lemoyne and Moine .

History: This surname is listed (in the form Le Moine) in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors (along with its variant or altered form Le Moyne) and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of America. — In North America, this surname was originally also a secondary surname or dit (‘also called’) name, now found e.g. among the descendants of Jean Guyon du Buisson from France (see Guyon ), through Joseph Guyon dit Lemoine.

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

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