Ruth Jane Hood

15 June 1913–22 December 2000 (Age 87)
Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Ruth Jane

When Ruth Jane Hood was born on 15 June 1913, in Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Ralph R. Hood, was 35 and her mother, Minnie Ruth Chamberlain, was 20. She married Elmore Willie Schier on 18 May 1932. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Eagle Lake, Colorado, Texas, United States in 1935 and Del Rio, Val Verde, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 22 December 2000, in Washington, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Sealy, Austin, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmore Willie Schier
Ruth Jane Hood
Marriage: 18 May 1932
Dorris Ruth Schier

Spouse and Children

18 May 1932


    Dorris Ruth Schier


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 1

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoods or a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive hood, from Middle English hod(de), hood, hud ‘hood’. Some early examples with prepositions seem to be topographic names, referring to a place where there was a hood-shaped hill or a natural shelter or overhang, providing protection from the elements. In some cases the name may be habitational, from places called Hood, in Devon (possibly ‘hoodshaped hill’) and North Yorkshire (possibly ‘shelter’ or ‘fortification’).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUid ‘descendant of Ud’, a personal name of uncertain derivation. This was the name of an Ulster family who were bards to the O’Neills of Clandeboy. It was later altered to Mac hUid. Compare Mahood .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Schier in household of Elmore Schier, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Hood, "Texas, Matagorda County, School Census Records, 1923-1946"
  • Ruth Hood, "Texas, Matagorda County, School Census Records, 1923-1946"

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