Ruth M Straub

17 April 1920–30 May 2003 (Age 83)
Derry Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ruth M

When Ruth M Straub was born on 17 April 1920, in Derry Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Harry Jacob Straub, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Leah Snavely, was 25. She married Roland Hubert Lenker on 21 January 1939, in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Hummelstown, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Swatara Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 30 May 2003, in Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83.

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Roland Hubert Lenker
Ruth M Straub
Marriage: 21 January 1939

Spouse and Children

21 January 1939
Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Leah Snavely




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.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 3

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 22

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

German (Austria): nickname from Middle High German strūp ‘rough’, ‘unkempt’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Lenker in household of Roland Lenker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth M Straub in household of Harry J Straub, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Lenker in entry for Mr Richard K Straub, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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