Ruth Madeline Goettel

19 July 1914–14 October 1987 (Age 73)
Carrick, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ruth Madeline

When Ruth Madeline Goettel was born on 19 July 1914, in Carrick, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George Phillip Goettel, was 27 and her mother, Mary Barbara Ulmer, was 23. She married Charles Lawrence Kirch in 1934, in Ohio, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Mount Lebanon Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died on 14 October 1987, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Charles Lawrence Kirch
Ruth Madeline Goettel
Marriage: 1934

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Ohio, West Virginia, 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.
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

South German (Göttel): from a pet form of Gottfried , or any of the other personal names formed with Got(t)-.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Gorttel in household of George Gorttel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Goettel in household of George Goettel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth Goettle, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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