Marcia Ruth Tong

29 November 1925–2 September 2013 (Age 87)
Wellsburg, Ashland, Chemung, New York, United States

The Life of Marcia Ruth

When Marcia Ruth Tong was born on 29 November 1925, in Wellsburg, Ashland, Chemung, New York, United States, her father, Walter Warren Tong, was 31 and her mother, Mary Emily Jordan, was 30. She married Harry Raymond Lawrence on 25 August 1946. She lived in Chemung, New York, United States in 1935 and Elmira Heights, Horseheads, Chemung, New York, United States in 1940. She died on 2 September 2013, in Peoria, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 87.

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Harry Raymond Lawrence
Marcia Ruth Tong
Marriage: 25 August 1946

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25 August 1946

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 23

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

1 Chinese 唐: variant of Tang 2.2 Chinese 汤: variant of Tang 3.3 Chinese 佟: from a modification of the character Zhong (终). In the Xia dynasty ( 2205–1766 bc ), there existed a senior adviser whose name was Zhonggu. Much later, in the Ming dynasty ( 1368–1644 ad ), some descendants settled along a river that became known as the Tong Family river. As the Manchus moved southwards, some took up residence by this river and they too adopted Tong as their surname.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Marcia Torg in household of Walter Torg, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marcia R Tong in household of Walter W Tong, "United States Census, 1930"

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