Annie Ruth Locke

14 January 1926–23 July 2011 (Age 85)
Elkmont, Limestone, Alabama, United States

The Life of Annie Ruth

When Annie Ruth Locke was born on 14 January 1926, in Elkmont, Limestone, Alabama, United States, her father, Lifus Murray Locke, was 26 and her mother, Lou Ollie Andrews, was 24. She married Bentley Thomas Shepard on 28 October 1950, in Madison, Alabama, United States. She lived in Pettusville, Limestone, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 4 Pettusville, Limestone, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 23 July 2011, in Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Paint Rock, Jackson, Alabama, United States.

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Bentley Thomas Shepard
Annie Ruth Locke
Marriage: 28 October 1950

Spouse and Children

28 October 1950
Madison, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Mary Lee Locke


    Carl William Locke


    Rebecca Elizabeth Locke



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 15

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 23

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

1 English, Dutch, and German: variant of Lock .2 Dutch (van Locke): habitational name from any of various places called Loock, from look ‘enclosure’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Loche in household of Lifus Loche, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth A Locke in household of Lifus M Locke, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Annie Ruth Locke in entry for Bentley Thomas Shepard and Rebecca Lucy Miller, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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