Ruby Muriel Ashcraft

1926–1989 (Age 63)
Chamberlain, Brule, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Ruby Muriel

When Ruby Muriel Ashcraft was born on 10 January 1926, in Chamberlain, Brule, South Dakota, United States, her father, Wilfred J. Ashcraft, was 20 and her mother, Madge Osborn, was 18. She died on 10 January 1989, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Owensburg, Greene, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ruby Muriel Ashcraft
Eugene Thomas Helm

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Wilfred J. Ashcraft


  • Female1907–1987Female



World Events (8)


Age 1

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

Age 3

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.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 18

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

Altered form of English Ashcroft .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruby Ashcraft in household of Wilfred Ashcraft, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruby Ashcroft in household of Wilfred Ashcroft, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruby Muriel Ashcraft Helm in entry for Eugene Thomas Helm, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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