Agnes Jean Ruff

31 March 1920–9 May 2013 (Age 93)
Franklin, Renville, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Agnes Jean

When Agnes Jean Ruff was born on 31 March 1920, in Franklin, Renville, Minnesota, United States, her father, John P Ruff, was 35 and her mother, Nellie Gertrude Lorden, was 38. She married Graydon Ferdinand Kickul in 1948. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Minnesota, United States in 1935 and Redwood Falls, Redwood, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She registered for military service in 1943. She died on 9 May 2013, in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Fort Snelling, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Graydon Ferdinand Kickul
Agnes Jean Ruff
Marriage: 1948
Mary Kickul

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    Mary Kickul


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 11

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 25

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Rolfe .2 German: variant spelling of Ruf .

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

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Agnes Jean Ruff

Agnes Jean enlisted in Minneapolis MN on March 6, 1943. She entered active duty in the US Army on August 6, 1943 in San Antonio. Agnes Jean was stationed in Cairo Egypt, Jerusalem, Naples and Rome. …

Sources (3)

  • Agnes Jean Ruff in household of William Bluhm, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Agnes J Ruff in household of John P Ruff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Agnes Jean Kickul, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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