Ruth Avanella Birch

Female17 March 1916–7 April 1999

Brief Life History of Ruth Avanella

When Ruth Avanella Birch was born on 17 March 1916, in Fairfield Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, her father, Edwin Richard Birch, was 43 and her mother, Alice Louella Donbar, was 42. She had at least 2 sons with Arthur Bennet Whitehead. She lived in Fairfield MM, Columbiana, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Columbiana, Ohio, United States in 1999. She died on 7 April 1999, in Columbiana, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana, Columbiana, Ohio, United States.

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Arthur Bennet Whitehead
Ruth Avanella Birch
Richard Bennett Whitehead
Robert Arthur Whitehead

Sources (9)

  • Ruth A Whitehead in household of Albert E W Whitehead, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth A Whitehead, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Ruth Birch in entry for Robert Arthur Whitehead and Jean Ann Bieble Loncher, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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Children (2)

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Siblings (5)

World Events (8)


Age 1

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

1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.


Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English, German, Danish, and Swedish: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from an ancient Germanic word meaning ‘birch’ (Old English birce, byrce ‘birch’, Middle High German birche, Old Danish birk). In some cases the German and English name may be derived from any of the places called with this word, such as Birch in Aargau (see Birke ) or Birch in Essex. In Swedish, the name is in many instances ornamental.

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

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