Ruth Jane Taylor

1918–1991 (Age 73)
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Ruth Jane

When Ruth Jane Taylor was born on 18 February 1918, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, Lee Raymond Taylor, was 33 and her mother, Ada Viola Done, was 33. She married Len Gardner Sterling on 21 December 1938, in Utah, Utah, United States. She lived in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 22 June 1991, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States, at the age of 73.

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Ruth Jane Taylor
Len Gardner Sterling
Marriage: 21 December 1938

Spouse & Children

21 December 1938
Utah, Utah, United States

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 3

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.
1938 · The DI is Opened To The Public

Age 20

Deseret Industries is a non-profit organization and a division of Welfare Services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It includes a chain of retail thrift stores and work projects. Many of the items sold are second hand or never used. Such items include furniture, appliances, computers, and clothing. The DI also sells new furniture, much of it received directly from its own manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City. The DI provides job skill training for the physically, emotionally and socially challenged and seeks to place them into private sector employment.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider , Szabó , and Portnov .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Sterling in household of Len G Sterling, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Jane Taylor in household of Lee R Taylor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Taylor in household of Lee R Taylor, "United States Census, 1920"

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