Thelma Viola Fry

Brief Life History of Thelma Viola

When Thelma Viola Fry was born on 11 September 1912, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, her father, LeRoy Stephen Fry, was 26 and her mother, Charlotte Elizabeth Mc Pike, was 20. She married John U Rutishauser on 2 November 1935, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States for about 10 years and Multnomah, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1950. She died on 6 March 1992, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

John U Rutishauser
1896–1975
Thelma Viola Fry
1912–1992
Marriage: 2 November 1935
John LeRoy Rutishauser
1938–2016
Robin Don Rutis
1940–2017

Sources (9)

  • Thelma V Rutis, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Thelma V Fry, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Thelma im Eintrag für John U Rutis, „Oregon Death Index, 1971-2008“

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 

1935 · The FBI is Established

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English (mainly southern and southwestern): from Middle English frie ‘free’ (Old English frīo, frīg), with reference either to rank or tenurial status (‘free-born’) or to character (‘generous, open-handed’). It is synonymous with Free .

Americanized form of German Frei or Frey , or of the Dutch cognate Vrij.

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

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