Ruth Gruetzmacher

19 October 1922–11 January 2002 (Age 79)
Dade City, Pasco, Florida, United States

The Life of Ruth

Ruth Gruetzmacher was born on 19 October 1922, in Dade City, Pasco, Florida, United States. She married Geoffrey Lavell on 1 October 1948. She died on 11 January 2002, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Geoffrey Lavell
1917–1951
Ruth Gruetzmacher
1922–2002
Marriage: 1 October 1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 October 1948

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.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 19

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

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

German (also Grützmacher): occupational name for a producer (miller) of grits or groats, from a standardized form of Middle Low German grüt(te)maker.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Ruth C Gruetzmacher, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Ruth Cooper Gruetzmacher in entry for Terry Lavell, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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