Ruth Alma Combs

1915–17 June 2007 (Age 92)
California, United States

The Life of Ruth Alma

When Ruth Alma Combs was born in 1915, in California, United States, her father, Granville Pearl Combs, was 26 and her mother, Elsie Mae Warren, was 22. She married Joseph Pirotin on 24 November 1960, in Orange, Orange, California, United States. She lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 June 2007, at the age of 92.

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World Events (8)

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.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 19

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. 

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Northern Irish: reduced form of McCombs .2 English: variant of Coombs .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Combs in household of Granville P Combs, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth A Combs in household of Granville P Combs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Piron in entry for Chester W Combs, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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