Ruth Norma Fawcett

21 July 1899–30 October 1985 (Age 86)
San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of Ruth Norma

When Ruth Norma Fawcett was born on 21 July 1899, in San Francisco, California, United States, her father, Jesse Lorenzo Fawcett, was 26 and her mother, Florence B Porter, was 20. She married Oliver Henry Ramsey on 12 December 1919, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States in 1930 and Petaluma, Sonoma, California, United States in 1940. She died on 30 October 1985, in Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 86.

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Oliver Henry Ramsey
Ruth Norma Fawcett
Marriage: 12 December 1919
Norma Jean Ramsey

Spouse and Children

12 December 1919
Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 7

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from Fawcett in Cumbria or Facit in Lancashire, both named from Old English fāh ‘(brightly) colored’ + sīde ‘slope’, ‘hillside’. A further possible source, Forcett in North Yorkshire, is named from Old English ford ‘ford’ + set ‘animal fold’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Ramsey in household of Oliver H Ramsey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Ramsey in household of Oliver Ramsey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth N Ramsey in household of Olevir Ramsey, "United States Census, 1930"

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