Ruth Swart

November 1892–
Albany, New York, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Swart was born in November 1892, in Albany, New York, United States, her father, Miles Swart, was 45 and her mother, Julia Pier, was 40. She married Luther Ernest Schoen on 24 May 1924, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Detroit Ward 21, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940.

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Luther Ernest Schoen
Ruth Swart
Marriage: 24 May 1924
Julia Mary Schoen

Spouse and Children

    Luther Ernest Schoen



24 May 1924
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


    Julia Mary Schoen


Parents and Siblings

    Miles Swart







    Charles Swart


    Wade H Swart


    Arther Swart


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 5

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 31

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

Name Meaning

Dutch and English: nickname for a dark-haired or dark-skinned person, from Middle Dutch zwart, swert, Middle English swart ‘dark’, ‘swarthy’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Schoen in household of Luther Schoen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Schoen in household of Luther Schoen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Swart, "New York State Census, 1905"

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