Ruth Howarth

Female2 January 1921–19 August 1986

Brief Life History of Ruth

When Ruth Howarth was born on 2 January 1921, in Atlantic, Cass, Iowa, United States, her father, James David Howorth, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Whitehead, was 32. She married Robert Dale Soash about 1941. She died on 19 August 1986, in Grand Marais, Cook, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Schroeder Township, Cook, Minnesota, United States.

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Parke Reese Weaver
Ruth Howarth
Marriage: 22 November 1961

Sources (8)

  • Ruth H Soash, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ruth H Soash, "Minnesota Marriage Index, 1958-2001"
  • Ruth Howorth Weaver, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1961Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States
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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

    Age 1

    The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 2

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


    Age 20

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Howarth in Rochdale (Lancashire), possibly from Old English hōh ‘heel, spur of land’ + worth ‘enclosure’. The name may have been confused with Haworth .

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

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