Ruth Jessie Adcock

4 February 1919–24 July 2012 (Age 93)
Jefferson, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Ruth Jessie

When Ruth Jessie Adcock was born on 4 February 1919, in Jefferson, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States, her father, Henry Malachi Adcock, was 31 and her mother, Fannie Mae Braddock, was 26. She lived in Alligator Township, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 24 July 2012, in Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Beauford Baptist Church Cemetery, McBee, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.

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John Lawson Kirkley
Ruth Jessie Adcock

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    Lois Victoria Adcock


    John Henry Adcock




    Joseph Daniel Adcock


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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

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

English: from one of the many Middle English pet forms of Adam , formed with the hypocoristic suffix -cok.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Adcock in household of Henry M Adcock, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Kirkley in household of John L Kirkley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth J Adcock in household of Henry M Adcock, "United States Census, 1920"

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