Ruth Elizabeth Pease

8 December 1922–14 October 1998 (Age 75)
Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth Elizabeth

When Ruth Elizabeth Pease was born on 8 December 1922, in Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Harry Ruel Pease, was 36 and her mother, Gertrude Irene Brown, was 29. She married Lyman Henry Mayhew on 10 March 1944, in Shelburne, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 14 October 1998, in Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Howland Cemetery, Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Lyman Henry Mayhew
Ruth Elizabeth Pease
Marriage: 10 March 1944

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    10 March 1944Shelburne, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 1
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
    1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights
    Age 1
    Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
    1942 · The Japanese American internment
    Age 20
    Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English pese, pise (Old English peose, pise) ‘pea’. The word was commonly used to denote something small or of little worth, as in the phrase not worth a pese. It may have been used to nickname someone who habitually used the term or who was thought to merit it. It might alternatively have been a name for a pea-seller. Compare Bean .Americanized form of French Pié (see Pie ), with the addition of excrescent -s, a common feature of Americanized surnames.History: Robert and John Pease came from Great Baddow, Essex, England, to Salem, MA, in 1634. In 1644 Robert died, leaving a son (also called Robert) who was apprenticed as a weaver in Salem. By 1646 John Pease was living on Martha's Vineyard.

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Ruth E Pease in household of Harry R Pease, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Ruth E Peare in household of Harry R Peare, "United States Census, 1930"
    • 1944 Marriage for Lyman Mayhew & Ruth E. Pease from Massachusetts, Town Records, 1620-1988

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