Ruth Whimpey

3 July 1920–3 December 2005 (Age 85)
Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Whimpey was born on 3 July 1920, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, John Newbern Whimpey, was 37 and her mother, Irene Peterson, was 36. She married Glen Webb Glover on 23 January 1939. She lived in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 3 December 2005, in Payette, Ada, Idaho Territory, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Payette, Ada, Idaho Territory, United States.

Photos & Memories (2)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Glen Webb Glover
Ruth Whimpey
Marriage: 23 January 1939

Spouse and Children

23 January 1939

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1921 · Lehi Becomes First to Build In Honor of World War Veterans

Age 1

A “Soldier’s, Sailor’s and Marine’s Memorial” was conceived by W. A. Knight in 1918 to honor Utah residents killed during World War I. A library was dedicated on December 30, 1921.The remainder of the building was dedicated May 31, 1926. The Spanish Mission Revival style building cost $55,000 to build. This became “the first municipal facility in America erected to the memory of World War I Veterans.” 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. Sir Elijah Impey, an 18th-century English judge, had an illegitimate son who bore this name.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Whimpy in household of John W Whimpy, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Ruth Whimpey in household of John N Whimpey, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ruth Whimpey in household of John N Whimpey, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.