Ruth Viola Christensen

7 May 1894–3 October 1973 (Age 79)
Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth Viola

When Ruth Viola Christensen was born on 7 May 1894, in Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Jacob Christensen, was 28 and her mother, Mary Sorensen, was 27. She married Clarence Loyal Andrus on 22 April 1914, in Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 October 1973, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clarence Loyal Andrus
1886–1960
Ruth Viola Christensen
1894–1973
Marriage: 22 April 1914
Wanda Ruth Andrus
1914–2005
Roger Loyal Andrus
1917–2001
Vaudis Mary Andrus
1919–2000
Clarence Rex Andrus
1921–2010
Stanley Keith Andrus
1923–2004
Willis Jacob Andrus
1925–2017
Douglas Leon Andrus
1928–1993

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 2
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.
1911 · The Murray Library
Age 17
The Murray Library was founded on January 6, 1911. The Murray Library was one of twenty-three libraries in Utah built with money donated by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 22
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.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

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

Possible Related Names

Christen
Christesen
Christiansen

Story Highlight

Grandma Ruth as a pie making teacher by Duane C. Roberts

When I was going to be married, I asked my finance, Susan Plotts, to come visit my Grandmother Ruth Andrus in Holladay. I would have wanted Susan to meet Grandma Ruth under any circumstances, she was …

Sources (40)

  • Ruth V Andrus in household of Clarence Loyal Andrus, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Ruth V Christensen Andrus in household of Clarence Loyal Andrus, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ruth Christensen Andrus in household of Clarence Loyal Andrus, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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