Ruth Edith Stevens

8 September 1905–25 December 1996 (Age 91)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Ruth Edith

Ruth Edith Stevens was born on 8 September 1905, in Missouri, United States. She married Walter Henry Penny on 14 May 1927, in Lake, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Civil District 2, Lake, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 25 December 1996, in Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Tiptonville City Cemetery, Tiptonville, Lake, Tennessee, United States.

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Walter Henry Penny
Ruth Edith Stevens
Marriage: 14 May 1927
Grace Jean Penny

Spouse and Children

14 May 1927
Lake, Tennessee, United States


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 26

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Steven . It is also found in this spelling as a Dutch and North German name, and as an Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish name, as well as cognate names in other European languages such as Stefan and Steffen and their derivatives.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Ruth Penny in household of Walter H Penny, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth E Penny, "Find A Grave Index"

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