Ruth Cleo Rinard

1 November 1896–23 January 1985 (Age 88)
Randolph, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ruth Cleo

When Ruth Cleo Rinard was born on 1 November 1896, in Randolph, Indiana, United States, her father, Milo Bailey Rinard, was 29 and her mother, Ida Belle Hunt, was 22. She married Nelson Neil Wolf on 4 March 1916, in Randolph, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Modoc, Randolph, Indiana, United States in 1900 and White River Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. She died on 23 January 1985, in Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 88.

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Nelson Neil Wolf
Ruth Cleo Rinard
Marriage: 4 March 1916
Verl Nelson Wolf

Spouse and Children

4 March 1916
Randolph, Indiana, United States


    Verl Nelson Wolf


Parents and Siblings




    Ralph H. Rinard


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 10

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of French Renard or an Americanized spelling of German Reinhardt .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Wolfe in household of Neil N Wolfe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth C Rinard in household of Dr. Milo Rinard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth Wolfe in household of N Neal Wolfe, "United States Census, 1920"

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