Betty Ruth Kirchgessner

Female29 March 1922–14 March 2006

Brief Life History of Betty Ruth

When Betty Ruth Kirchgessner was born on 29 March 1922, in Salem, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, her father, Elvin Edwin Kirchgessner, was 21 and her mother, Louisa Craig, was 17. She married John Alesi on 25 May 1941, in Columbiana, Ohio, United States. She lived in Salem, Perry Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 14 March 2006, in Columbiana, Ohio, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Salem, Columbiana, Ohio, United States.

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Betty Ruth Kirchgessner
Dixie Alesi Lee

Sources (7)

  • Betty Alesi, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Betty Kirchgessner, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Betty Ruth Alesi, "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007"

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 1

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

German: topographic name for an inhabitant of a street called Kirchgasse ‘church lane’.

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

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