Ruth Marie Thomas

1905–1979 (Age 74)
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Ruth Marie

When Ruth Marie Thomas was born on 10 January 1905, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, her father, John W. Thomas, was 37 and her mother, Mary Barbara Kramer, was 32. She married Edward Frederick Volk on 26 October 1929, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 31 August 1979, in Edina, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Ruth Marie Thomas
Edward Frederick Volk
Marriage: 26 October 1929
Barbara Mae Volk

Spouse & Children

26 October 1929
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States


  • Barbara Mae Volk


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 1

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

Hebrew: According to some authorities, the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, "tham," meaning to doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek a word meaning of 2 hearts. But the Hebrew "tham" is a twin, and the Greek name Didymus has the same meaning. Tammy, Tammie, Thomasia, Thomasina, Thomassine, Thomazine, Tamasine, Tamsen, Tamzin, Tamzine, and Tamzzin are female names from Thomas. Tomas and Tamhus are Gaelic forms. Tubby is a Cornish form of Thomas. Tamlane and Tam are Scottish forms. Tom is abbreviated from Thomas and is sometimes found as a female name. Toume is an Anglo-Norman form of Thomas.

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth M Volk in household of Edward F Volk, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth M Volk in household of Edward F Volk, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Thomas in household of J W Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"

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