Ruth Frances Canfield

10 September 1925–8 December 2002 (Age 77)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Ruth Frances

When Ruth Frances Canfield was born on 10 September 1925, her father, Clifford Raymond Canfield, was 35 and her mother, Nellie Burwell Chancellor, was 34. She married Kenneth Manuel Chewning in 1946, in Wood, West Virginia, United States. She died on 8 December 2002, at the age of 77, and was buried in Williamstown, Wood, West Virginia, United States.

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Kenneth Manuel Chewning
Ruth Frances Canfield
Marriage: 1946

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Wood, West Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 22

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

English:1. habitational name from Great or Little Canfield in Essex, named with the Old English personal name Cana + feld ‘open country’. 2. in some cases the surname may be of Norman origin, a habitational name from Canville-les-Deux-Églises in Seine-Maritime, France.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Canfield in household of Clifford R Canfield, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth F Canfield in household of Clifford R Canfield, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Chewning in entry for Clifford Raymond Or Ray Canfield, "Ohio, Washington County Newspaper Obituaries, 1884-2013"

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