Ruth B. Barzee

1890–1940 (Age 49)
Oregon, United States

The Life of Ruth B.

When Ruth B. Barzee was born on 6 September 1890, in Oregon, United States, her father, Louis Clark Barzee, was 26 and her mother, Anna Aitken, was 22. She married Albert Ray Dorris on 22 December 1909, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States. She lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1910. She died on 25 June 1940, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Ruth B. Barzee
Albert Ray Dorris
Marriage: 22 December 1909

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22 December 1909
Multnomah, Oregon, United States

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World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 1

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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 14

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: unexplained. Perhaps a shortened form of Barzeele:2 from Middle Dutch bariseel, Old French barisel ‘vat’, ‘barrel’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a cooper or wine merchant.3 alternatively, perhaps, a habitational name from Bazel in East Flanders, Belgium.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Melvin in household of Wheeler H Melvin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Dorris in household of Louis Barzee, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth B Melvin, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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