Ruth Frances Kurtz

22 December 1901–3 July 1982 (Age 80)
Perry, Perry, Wyoming, New York, United States

The Life of Ruth Frances

When Ruth Frances Kurtz was born on 22 December 1901, in Perry, Perry, Wyoming, New York, United States, her father, Godfrey Frederic Kurtz, was 24 and her mother, Harriet Alice Willis, was 32. She married Ezra Wenger on 23 August 1942, in Silview, New Castle, Delaware, United States. She lived in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States in 1920. She died on 3 July 1982, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Ezra Wenger
Ruth Frances Kurtz
Marriage: 23 August 1942

Spouse and Children

23 August 1942
Silview, New Castle, Delaware, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Godfrey Frederic Kurtz


    Harriet Alice Willis




World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 16

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone who was short in stature, from Middle High German kur(t)z, German kurz ‘short’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth F Kurtz in household of Godfrey F Kurtz, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth F Kurtz in household of Godfried Kurtz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth F Kurtz in entry for Ezra Wenger, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"

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