Reidar Ruud

11 July 1914–1 May 1983 (Age 68)
Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway

The Life Summary of Reidar

When Reidar Ruud was born on 11 July 1914, in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway, his father, Herman Gustav Hansen Ruud, was 37 and his mother, Kari Stenersdatter Lunda, was 32. He married Riborg Margrethe Schanke on 19 August 1949, in Oslo, Norway. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1946. He died on 1 May 1983, in Moss, Østfold, Norway, at the age of 68.

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Reidar Ruud
Riborg Margrethe Schanke
Marriage: 19 August 1949

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 August 1949Oslo, Norway
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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.
    1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York
    Age 3
    Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
    1935 · The FBI is Established
    Age 21
    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Knut, Nels, Nils, Alf, Egil, Lars, Ludvig, Ottar.Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads called Ru(u)d, in eastern Norway particularly, from Old Norse ruth ‘clearing’. Compare Rud , Rood , and Roode .

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Reidar, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
    • Reidar Ruud, "United States, New York, Index to Passengers Arriving at New York City, compiled 1944-1948"
    • Reidar Ruud, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"

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