Juanita Ruth Hess

20 August 1919–December 2015 (Age 96)
Texas, United States

The Life of Juanita Ruth

When Juanita Ruth Hess was born on 20 August 1919, in Texas, United States, her father, Charles Medford Hess, was 41 and her mother, Alice Medeline Maxwell, was 38. She married Gerald Victor Gibbens on 20 October 1937. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 7, Wise, Texas, United States in 1940 and Chico, Butte, California, United States in 2000. She died in December 2015, in Arizona, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Chico, Wise, Texas, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Gerald Victor Gibbens
Juanita Ruth Hess
Marriage: 20 October 1937
Larry Gibbens
Shirley Ruth Gibbens

Spouse and Children

20 October 1937


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 10

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from the territory of Hesse (German Hessen).2 South German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäus ( see Matthew ).3 German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Hesso.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jaunita Hess in household of Medford Hess, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Juanita Gibbons in household of Gerold Gibbons, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jaunita Hess in household of Medford Hess, "United States Census, 1930"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.