Ruth Elianor Rexstrew

Female10 March 1910–30 April 1986

Brief Life History of Ruth Elianor

When Ruth Elianor Rexstrew was born on 10 March 1910, in Watertown Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, her father, Henry Elwood Rexstrew, was 47 and her mother, Sarah Etta Johnson, was 45. She married Russell G Cranston on 16 August 1930, in Wood, Ohio, United States. She died on 30 April 1986, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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Russell G Cranston
Ruth Elianor Rexstrew
Marriage: 16 August 1930

Sources (8)

  • Ruth Cranston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth E Rextrew, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Ruth E Cranston, "Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 August 1930Wood, Ohio, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 3

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.


    Age 21

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    Biblical name (of uncertain derivation) of a Moabite woman who left her own people to remain with her mother-in-law Naomi, and afterwards became the wife of Boaz and an ancestress of David. Her story is told in the book of the Bible that bears her name. It was used among the Puritans in England in the 16th century, partly because of its association with the English vocabulary word ruth meaning ‘compassion’. It has always been popular as a Jewish name, but is now also widespread among people of many different cultures and creeds.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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