Ruby Ellen Geer

25 June 1924–11 December 1996 (Age 72)
Monterey, Monterey, California, United States

The Life of Ruby Ellen

When Ruby Ellen Geer was born on 25 June 1924, in Monterey, Monterey, California, United States, her father, Albert Roy Geer, was 24 and her mother, Alvina Dani, was 24. She married Leo Woicekowski. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Monterey Judicial Township, Monterey, California, United States in 1940. She died on 11 December 1996, in Seaside, Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Leo Woicekowski
1919–1995
Ruby Ellen Geer
1924–1996
Marriage:
Arthur Lee Woicekowski
1948–1982

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 10

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Geary 3.2 North German: from a personal name derived from gēr, gār ‘spear’ ( see Geary 2).3 Dutch: reduced form of van den Geer, a topographic name from geer ‘headland’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruby Geer in household of Albert R Geer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruby E Green in household of Albert R Green, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruby E Geer, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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