Ruth D Berkley

31 August 1897–30 May 1985 (Age 87)
Charleston, Coles, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ruth D

When Ruth D Berkley was born on 31 August 1897, in Charleston, Coles, Illinois, United States, her father, John Burgen Berkley, was 44 and her mother, Eiizabeth Ross "Betty" Turner, was 39. She married Frank Delany Ovesen on 3 June 1920, in Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States for about 15 years and Kalispell Township, Flathead, Montana, United States in 1940. She died on 30 May 1985, in Havre, Hill, Montana, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States.

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Frank Delany Ovesen
Ruth D Berkley
Marriage: 3 June 1920
Jean Ruth Ovesen

Spouse and Children

3 June 1920
Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States


    Jean Ruth Ovesen


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.

Age 15

Historical Boundaries - 1912: Hill, Montana, United States;

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Berkeley .2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): assimilated form of Berkowitz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth D Ovesen in household of Frank D Ovesen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Berkley in household of Frank Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth D Berkley in household of John B Berkley, "United States Census, 1910"

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