Ruth Hennessy

19 March 1917–29 January 2003 (Age 85)
Fairfield, Butler, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Hennessy was born on 19 March 1917, her father, William P Hennessy, was 41 and her mother, Josephine Zoller, was 26. She lived in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1930. She died on 29 January 2003, in Fairfield, Butler, Ohio, United States, at the age of 85.

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William P Hennessy
Josephine Zoller
Mary Hennessy
Ruth Hennessy
Grace M Hennessy

Parents and Siblings

    William P Hennessy





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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Hennessy, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAonghusa ‘descendant of Aonghus’ ( see Angus , and compare McGinnis ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Hennessy in household of William Hennessy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Ellen Best, "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ruth Hennessy - birth:

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