Ruth N Quist

22 August 1908–15 August 1913 (Age 4)
Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Ruth N

When Ruth N Quist was born on 22 August 1908, in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Albert Quist, was 34 and her mother, Letitia Neff Eldredge, was 34. She died on 15 August 1913, at the age of 4, and was buried in Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Quist
1873–1955
Letitia Neff Eldredge
1873–1963
Mary Neff Quist
1905–1994
Ruth N Quist
1908–1913
Albert Owen Quist
1911–1968
Barr Eldredge Quist Sr
1915–2011
Eva Naomi Quist
1918–2014

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World Events (6)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1909 · Rainbow Bridge is Discovered

Age 1

Until 1909, this natural wonder was not known to the outside world. Two separate exploration parties – one headed by University of Utah Dean Byron Cummings, and another by government surveyor, W.B. Douglass – began searching for the legendary span. Eventually, they combined efforts. Paiute guides Nasja Begay and Jim Mike led an exploration party in the south east corner of Utah, along with trader and explorer John Wetherill. Coming down what is now Bridge Canyon, the party saw Rainbow Bridge for the first time. The next year, President Taft proclaimed the newly found structure a National Monument. Theodore Roosevelt and Zane Grey were among the first visitors to see the Monument. The trail they took is no longer passable for horses but is now a trailhead for hikers that want to visit the bridge. Rainbow Bridge receives thousands of visitors each year but, the National Park Service asks visitors to be respectful of its significance to the people who have long held Rainbow Bridge sacred.
1911 · The Salt Lake International Airport

Age 3

The Salt Lake International Airport starts its history as a small airfield. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, It sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by the local residents.

Name Meaning

1 Swedish: ornamental name from Swedish quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’. When surnames were adopted on a large scale in the 19th century in Sweden, this was one of the elements that were widely used in combination with other words denoting natural features to form surnames such as Lindqvist and Blomqvist.2 Danish: nickname for a thin man, from kvist ‘twig’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Quist in household of Albert Quist, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth Quist, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Ruth Quist, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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