Ruth Genelle King

13 June 1917–1 January 2015 (Age 97)
Pickens, Georgia, United States

The Life of Ruth Genelle

When Ruth Genelle King was born on 13 June 1917, in Pickens, Georgia, United States, her father, Walter King, was 30 and her mother, Lucy Leo Green, was 22. She married James Martin Branson Jr on 28 October 1939. She lived in District 1129, Pickens, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 January 2015, in Marietta, Cobb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Marietta, Cobb, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Martin Branson Jr
1917–2009
Ruth Genelle King
1917–2015
Marriage: 28 October 1939

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 October 1939

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 5

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 27

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 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth G King in household of Lewis W King, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth G King in household of L Walter King, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth G Branson in entry for Mr J M Branson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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