Leroy William Rugen

28 April 1915–28 May 2007 (Age 92)
Glenview, Northfield Township, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Leroy William

When Leroy William Rugen was born on 28 April 1915, in Glenview, Northfield Township, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Herman Philip Rugen, was 37 and his mother, Katherine Huebner, was 36. He married Florence Kennicott Rollins on 15 September 1938, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Northfield, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 May 2007, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Des Plaines, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Leroy William Rugen
Florence Kennicott Rollins
Marriage: 15 September 1938

Spouse and Children

15 September 1938
Cook, Illinois, United States



Parents and Siblings



    Roland Herman Rugen


    Olive Pauline Rugen



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 7

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German (also Rügen): patronymic from Ruge 2.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lisov Rugen in household of Herman P Rugen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy W Rugen in household of Herman P Rugen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leroy Rugen, "United States Census, 1940"

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