Ruth Irene Fletcher

27 May 1911–25 May 1985 (Age 74)
Walnut, Marshall, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ruth Irene

When Ruth Irene Fletcher was born on 27 May 1911, in Walnut, Marshall, Indiana, United States, her father, Clayton Cloyd Fletcher, was 31 and her mother, Loella Alderfer, was 31. She married Arthur Henry Durkes on 7 March 1931, in Fulton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Rochester Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 25 May 1985, in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Rochester IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Henry Durkes
Ruth Irene Fletcher
Marriage: 7 March 1931
James Merrell Durkes
Janice Mitchell
Lois Ann Durkes
William Lynn Durkes
Col Ronald D Durkes

Spouse and Children

7 March 1931
Fulton, Indiana, United States


    James Merrell Durkes


    Col Ronald D Durkes


    Janice Mitchell


    Lois Ann Durkes


    William Lynn Durkes


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Age 20

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an arrowsmith, Middle English, Old French flech(i)er (from Old French fleche ‘arrow’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Durckes in household of Arthur Durckes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Fletcher in household of Clayton Fletcher, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth I Fletcher in household of Clayton C Fletcher, "United States Census, 1930"

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