Ruth Martineau

5 November 1918–18 November 1997 (Age 79)
Colonia Juárez, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Martineau was born on 5 November 1918, in Colonia Juárez, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico, her father, Theodore Martineau Sr, was 46 and her mother, Josephine Thurston, was 32. She married Fred Duke Whitaker on 15 June 1936. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1935 and Kanosh Election Precinct, Millard, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 18 November 1997, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Orem, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fred Duke Whitaker
1914–1973
Ruth Martineau
1918–1997
Marriage: 15 June 1936
Carolyn Ruth Whitaker
1937–2019
Carolyn Ruth Whitaker
1937–2019
Paul LaMont Whitaker
1944–2017

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 June 1936
children

(3)

    Carolyn Ruth Whitaker

    Female1937–2019Female

    Carolyn Ruth Whitaker

    Female1937–2019Female

    Paul LaMont Whitaker

    Male1944–2017Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

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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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

Age 5

President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.
1940

Age 22

Manuel Ávila Camacho presidency. Mexico joins Allies in declaring war on Axis powers. PRM reorganized to provide wider representation and renamed Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional--PRI). Bracero (migrant Mexican worker) agreement established between Mexico and United States.

Name Meaning

1 French (western): from a pet form of Martin 1.2 English: habitational name from Martineau in France. The name was also taken to England by Huguenot refugees in the 17th century (see below).

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

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Story Highlight

Ruth Martineau

She was born 5 November 1918, in Colonia Jaurez, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Theodore and Josephine Thurston Martineau. Due to the civil unrest in Mexico, her family moved to the United States, Provo, Utah, …

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Martineau Whitaker in household of Fred Duke Whitaker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ruth Martineau Whitaker in household of Fred Duke Whitaker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ruth Martineau Whitaker in household of Fred Duke Whitaker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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