Ruth Cheney

1 August 1888–1972 (Age 83)
East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Cheney was born on 1 August 1888, in East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, United States, her father, Wellington Mortimer Cheney, was 41 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Gordon, was 36. She married George E Rockwell about 1924. She lived in Towanda Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1972, at the age of 84, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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George E Rockwell
Ruth Cheney
Marriage: about 1924

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    George E Rockwell



about 1924

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 17

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 22

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Chesney .2 French: habitational name from a place in Yonne, which takes its name from a Romano-Gallic estate, Caniacum ‘estate of a man named Canius’, from the Roman personal name + the locative suffix -acum.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Rockwell in household of George Rockwell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth C Rockwell in household of Anna G Rockwell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Cheney in household of Elizabeth Cheney, "United States Census, 1920"

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