Ruth Pelkey

15 July 1924–2 February 2010 (Age 85)
Millinocket, Penobscot, Maine, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Pelkey was born on 15 July 1924, in Millinocket, Penobscot, Maine, United States, her father, William Joseph "Willie" Pelkey, was 36 and her mother, Mary Lottie Coolong, was 31. She died on 2 February 2010, in Maine, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Millinocket, Penobscot, Maine, United States.

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · Camden Public Library is Opened

Age 4

The citizens of Camden, Maine had voted (in 1896) to establish a free public library in the town. The land for the library to be built on was donated by Mary Louise Curtis Bok in 1916. After years of fundraising and construction, the cornerstone was finally laid on August 17, 1927. The library opened on June 11, 1928. The library remains open to this day, and is now considered a National Historic Landmark.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of Polish or Jewish Pelka .2 Altered form of French Pelletier ; these are frequent in VT.

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

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  • Ruth Pelkey in household of William Pelkey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Eleanor Pelletier, "Find A Grave Index"

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