Ruth Mary Alexander

28 February 1911–2 January 1996 (Age 84)
Littlefalls, Lewis, Washington, United States

The Life of Ruth Mary

When Ruth Mary Alexander was born on 28 February 1911, in Littlefalls, Lewis, Washington, United States, her father, Maynard Milton Alexander, was 24 and her mother, Mary Hather, was 24. She married Thomas Jefferson McCart on 26 March 1935, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Signal Hill Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940 and Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1959. She died on 2 January 1996, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Cypress, Orange, California, United States.

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Thomas Jefferson McCart
Ruth Mary Alexander
Marriage: 26 March 1935
Mary Joan McCart

Spouse and Children

26 March 1935
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1916 · Boeing Aircraft

Age 5

The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 23

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

German: A defender of men.

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Mccart in household of Thomas J Mccart, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth M Alexander in household of Maynard N Alexander, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Alexander in household of Maynard Alexander, "United States Census, 1920"

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