Katherine Jeanette Rudich

23 November 1917–29 June 1998 (Age 80)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Katherine Jeanette

When Katherine Jeanette Rudich was born on 23 November 1917, in Michigan, United States, her father, Steve Ignac Rudich, was 45 and her mother, Anna Turich, was 47. She married Robert 'Bobbie' W. Parker on 30 August 1938, in San Joaquin, California, United States. She lived in Merced, California, United States in 1930. She registered for military service in 1942. She died on 29 June 1998, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States.

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Robert 'Bobbie' W. Parker
Katherine Jeanette Rudich
Marriage: 30 August 1938

Spouse and Children

30 August 1938
San Joaquin, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 17

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. 

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a pet form of the personal name Rudi .2 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from Rudy 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Kate Rudich in household of Steve Rudich, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Katherine Bowman, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"
  • Katherine J Rudick, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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