Ruth Solomn Pennock

2 December 1896–19 January 1968 (Age 71)
Alameda, Alameda, California, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth Solomn

When Ruth Solomn Pennock was born on 2 December 1896, in Alameda, Alameda, California, United States, her father, William Martin Pennock, was 35 and her mother, Flora Long, was 25. She married John Meldon Moss on 30 November 1923, in Alameda, California, United States. She lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1900. She died on 19 January 1968, in Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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John Meldon Moss
Ruth Solomn Pennock
Marriage: 30 November 1923

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  • Marriage
    30 November 1923Alameda, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake
    Age 10
    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 20
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly North Yorkshire): perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Penoc, which might be a pet form of Old English Pǣgna, of uncertain origin.Welsh: perhaps a nickname from Middle Welsh pennoc ‘big- headed’, ‘with a large head’, possibly ‘headstrong’.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Pennock, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Ruth Pennock in household of Florence Pennock, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Ruth Solomon Pennock in the California, U.S., Marriage Records from Select Counties, 1850

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