Ruth Severance

18 October 1901–11 September 1948 (Age 46)
Shawnee, Perry, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Severance was born on 18 October 1901, in Shawnee, Perry, Ohio, United States, her father, Frederick Severance, was 24 and her mother, Ruth Thomas, was 20. She married Earl H Mc Cracken on 16 September 1919, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Montgomery Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 11 September 1948, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

Earl H Mc Cracken
Ruth Severance
Marriage: 16 September 1919
Frederick Michael McCracken

Spouse and Children

    Earl H Mc Cracken



16 September 1919
Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 2

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

Alteration by folk etymology of German Severens, a derivative of the Latin personal name Severinus ( see Severin ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Severance, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth L Severance in household of Fred Severance, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth Severence, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

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