Ruby Astor Mabes

26 May 1925–23 June 2011 (Age 86)
Leaksville, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ruby Astor

When Ruby Astor Mabes was born on 26 May 1925, in Leaksville, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, her father, Henry Clay Mabes, was 37 and her mother, Nannie Bernard Mabes, was 27. She married Richard Warren Weitzel on 8 November 1952, in Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. She died on 23 June 2011, in Saline, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Warren Weitzel
1921–2012
Ruby Astor Mabes
1925–2011
Marriage: 8 November 1952

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 November 1952
Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929

Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 23

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Possibly a plural form of French Mape ‘piece of fabric’, ‘napkin’; if so a metonymic occupational name.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruby Mabie in household of Henry C Mabie, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruby Astor Mabes, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Ruby Astor Mabes, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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