Viola Ruth Pass

24 April 1919–1 January 2007 (Age 87)
Dallastown, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Viola Ruth

When Viola Ruth Pass was born on 24 April 1919, in Dallastown, York, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Charles Pass, was 38 and her mother, Matilda Sowers, was 36. She lived in Palmyra, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Lewis Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died on 1 January 2007, in Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Charles Pass
Matilda Sowers
Evelyn Anna Pass
Richard Denton Pass
Esther Isabelle Pass
Theodore Paul Pass
Viola Ruth Pass
Harry Pass

Parents and Siblings


    Matilda Sowers




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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 23

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a pet form of the medieval personal name Pascal, which was brought to England from France.2 German: topographic name from Pass ‘pass’, ‘passage’ (from Middle Low German pas ‘pace’, ‘passage way’, ‘water gauge’).3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name or nickname from Yiddish and Polish pas ‘belt’, ‘girdle’.

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

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  • Viola Pass in household of Charles Pass, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Viola Pass in household of Charles Pass, "United States Census, 1920"

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