Thelma Kathryn Routson

7 September 1917–17 November 2012 (Age 95)
Hanover, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Thelma Kathryn

When Thelma Kathryn Routson was born on 7 September 1917, in Hanover, York, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Raymond E Routson, was 25 and her mother, Lucy Adelaide Nunemaker, was 28. She lived in McSherrystown, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 17 November 2012, in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in McSherrystown, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Robert Francis Staub
Thelma Kathryn Routson

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Raymond E Routson


    Lucy Adelaide Nunemaker




World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 25

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized form of German Rutzen . Compare Routzahn .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thelma Roatson in household of Jennie Nonemaker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thelma K Routson in household of Lucy A Routson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thelma K Staub in household of Robert F Staub, "United States Census, 1940"

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