Ruth E Rowe

9 December 1919–2 September 2011 (Age 91)
Scranton, Osage, Kansas, United States

The Life of Ruth E

When Ruth E Rowe was born on 9 December 1919, in Scranton, Osage, Kansas, United States, her father, Benjamin Harrison Rowe, was 32 and her mother, Alice Edith Black, was 21. She married Joseph Meek on 11 November 1938, in Holton, Jackson, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Fairfax, Osage, Kansas, United States in 1930 and Fairfax Township, Osage, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 2 September 2011, in Lyndon, Osage, Kansas, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Meek
Ruth E Rowe
Marriage: 11 November 1938
James Harrison Meek
Charles L Meek
Mary Meek

Spouse and Children

11 November 1938
Holton, Jackson, Kansas, United States



    Charles L Meek


    Mary Meek


Parents and Siblings



    Lena Mae Rowe



    Henry Clayton Rowe



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 8

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

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

English:1. topographic name for someone who lived by a hedgerow or in a row of houses built next to one another, from Middle English row (northern Middle English raw, from Old English rāw). 2. from the medieval personal name Row, a variant of Rou(l) ( see Rollo , Rolf ) or a short form of Rowland . 3. English name adopted by bearers of French Baillargeon .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Meek in household of Joseph Meek, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth E Rowe in household of Harry Rowe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth E Rowe in household of Harry Rowe, "United States Census, 1920"

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