Ruth Morrell Harvey

19 June 1895–8 February 1985 (Age 89)
Mondovi, Buffalo, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Ruth Morrell

When Ruth Morrell Harvey was born on 19 June 1895, in Mondovi, Buffalo, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Elmer Ellsworth Harvey, was 26 and her mother, Islona Anna Brobst, was 26. She married Joseph Anton Olbert on 4 March 1913, in Mott, Hettinger, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1930 and Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1940. She died on 8 February 1985, in New Port Richey, Pasco, Florida, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Sand Lake, Rensselaer, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fred Scouller
Ruth Morrell Harvey
Marriage: 25 June 1935
Joseph Alton Scouller
Marion Scouller

Spouse and Children

25 June 1935
Wisconsin, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Elmer Ellsworth Harvey


    Islona Anna Brobst




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 19

Historical Boundaries - 1914: Pasco, Florida, United States
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from the Breton personal name Aeruiu or Haerviu, composed of the elements haer ‘battle’, ‘carnage’+ vy ‘worthy’, which was brought to England by Breton followers of William the Conqueror, for the most part in the Gallicized form Hervé. (The change from -er- to -ar- was a normal development in Middle English and Old French.) Reaney believes that the surname is also occasionally from a Norman personal name, Old German Herewig, composed of the Germanic elements hari, heri ‘army’ + wīg ‘war’.2 Irish: mainly of English origin, in Ulster and County Wexford, but sometimes a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAirmheadhaigh ‘descendant of Airmheadhach’, a personal name probably meaning ‘esteemed’. It seems to be a derivative of Airmheadh, the name borne by a mythological physician.3 Irish (County Fermanagh): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchaidh ‘descendant of Earchadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth M Olbert in household of Joseph A Olbert, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth M Olbert in household of Joseph Olbert, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth M Harvey in household of Elmer Harvey, "United States Census, 1900"

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