Ruby Helen Bricker

8 June 1914–14 September 1999 (Age 85)
Celina, Mercer, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ruby Helen

When Ruby Helen Bricker was born on 8 June 1914, in Celina, Mercer, Ohio, United States, her father, Albert H Bricker, was 25 and her mother, Mary Ethel Ashbaugh, was 21. She married Lawrence Webster Potts on 16 June 1945. She died on 14 September 1999, in Shelby, Ohio, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Swanders, Franklin Township, Shelby, Ohio, United States.

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Lawrence Webster Potts
Ruby Helen Bricker
Marriage: 16 June 1945

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16 June 1945
Rockford, Ohio, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Respelling of German Brücker or Brügger, habitational names for someone from any of numerous places in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland named Bruck or Brugg, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a bridge ( see Brucker ).2 Altered spelling of German Brücher, a topographic name for someone who lived by a swamp, from Middle High German bruoch ‘swamp’ + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant.3 English (Somerset): unexplained; perhaps a variant of Brooker .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Ruby H Bricker, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Ruby H Potts, "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007"

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