Ruth Meekley

21 August 1915–19 September 1983 (Age 68)
Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth

Ruth Meekley was born on 21 August 1915, in Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States. She married Clayton Samuel Sunderlin in 1936, in Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States. She died on 19 September 1983, at the age of 68.

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Clayton Samuel Sunderlin
Ruth Meekley
Marriage: 1936

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  • Marriage
    1936Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • World Events (3)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 1
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    Age 2
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
    Age 2
    Boroughs merge Panoramic map of Bethlehems (1878) After the Civil War the Borough of South Bethlehem was formed. In 1886 the Borough of West Bethlehem (in Lehigh County) was formed. In 1904, the Boroughs of West Bethlehem (in Lehigh County) and Bethlehem (in Northampton County) merged. In 1917, the Borough of South Bethlehem and Bethlehem merged to become the City of Bethlehem, with Archibald Johnston (1865-1948) selected as the new city's first mayor. Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania has remained a separate political entity. Even after the merger of the two boroughs, the bureau initially provided a count for the original sections.

    Name Meaning

    Probably an Americanized form of German Merkel .

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

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