Ruby Naomi Biggerstaff

1 August 1914–3 October 2003 (Age 89)
Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States

The Life of Ruby Naomi

Ruby Naomi Biggerstaff was born on 1 August 1914, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States. She died on 3 October 2003, in Texas, United States, at the age of 89.

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Herschel T. Whatley
Ruby Naomi Biggerstaff

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World Events (3)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 15

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bickerstaffe in the parish of Ormskirk, Lancashire, so named with Old English bīcere ‘beekeeper’ + stæð ‘landing place’. In Britain, this spelling of the surname is now found predominantly in northern Ireland.

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

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