Ruth Florence Deaner

16 August 1904–8 April 2002 (Age 97)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Ruth Florence

When Ruth Florence Deaner was born on 16 August 1904, in Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas N Deaner, was 31 and her mother, Willie Ann Mayberry, was 26. She married Eugene Price Hicks about 1921, in Virginia, United States. She lived in Otter Magisterial District, Bedford, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Big Lick, Roanoke, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 April 2002, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Huddleston, Bedford, Virginia, United States.

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Eugene Price Hicks
Ruth Florence Deaner
Marriage: about 1921

Spouse and Children

about 1921
Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 13

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 27

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, from Middle English dene ‘valley’ ( see Dean 1) + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.2 Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Diener .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Haner in household of Thomas Haner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth F Hicks in household of Eugene P Hicks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth F Hicks in household of Eugene P Hicks, "United States Census, 1930"

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