Ruth May Henderson

1 November 1922–5 February 1993 (Age 70)
Newell, Hancock, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Ruth May

When Ruth May Henderson was born on 1 November 1922, in Newell, Hancock, West Virginia, United States, her father, Alexander A. Henderson, was 22 and her mother, Rebecca Hoy, was 33. She married William Anderson Willis on 5 February 1942, in East Liverpool, Columbiana, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Goshen Township, Mahoning, Ohio, United States in 1930. She died on 5 February 1993, in Placer, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Citrus Heights, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Anderson Willis
1915–1987
Ruth May Henderson
1922–1993
Marriage: 5 February 1942
Joan Rebecca Willis
1942–2018
Jean Ann Willis
1948–2013

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 February 1942
East Liverpool, Columbiana, Ohio, United States
children

(2)

    Joan Rebecca Willis

    Female1942–2018Female

    Female1948–2013Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 12

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. 
1941

Age 19

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from Hendry, a chiefly Scottish variant of the personal name Henry 1. Some Scottish families with this name have ancestors whose name was Henryson.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth May Henderson Willis in household of William Anderson Willis, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ruth Mae Henderson Willis in household of William Anderson Willis, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ruth Henderson in household of Alex Henderson, "United States Census, 1930"

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