Ruth Maxine Parsons

27 January 1919–9 March 2014 (Age 95)
Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ruth Maxine

When Ruth Maxine Parsons was born on 27 January 1919, in Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George F Parsons, was 44 and her mother, Sarah "Sadie" M, was 37. She had at least 1 son with Norman M Keister. She lived in Lycoming Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. She died on 9 March 2014, in Montoursville, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 95.

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Norman M Keister
Ruth Maxine Parsons
Alvin Keister

Spouse and Children



    Alvin Keister


Parents and Siblings

    George F Parsons


    Sarah "Sadie" M




    Edward M Parsons


    Viola B Parsons


    Dorothy M Parsons


    Della or Zella E Parsons


    Florence Alveretta Parsons


+1 More Child

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.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
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

1 English: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, or a patronymic denoting the child of a parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun ( see Parson ).2 English: many early examples are found with prepositions (e.g. Ralph del Persones 1323 ); these are habitational names, with the omission of house, hence in effect occupational names for servants employed at the parson's house.3 Irish: usually of English origin (see above), but sometimes a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain, which is of Highland Scottish origin ( see McPherson ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Ruth M Parson in household of George F Parson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Obituary For: Ruth Maxine Keister | Crouse Funeral Home - several family members mentioned

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