Ruth Audrey Brooks

21 August 1917–29 April 1979 (Age 61)
Madison Township, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth Audrey

When Ruth Audrey Brooks was born on 21 August 1917, in Madison Township, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Charles Abram Brooks, was 35 and her mother, Effie Maines, was 31. She married Ernest Harland Butler on 21 April 1975, in Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in South Canaan, South Canaan Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Lake Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 29 April 1979, in Honesdale, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Moscow, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
Age 1
To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
Age 2
The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1935 · The FBI is Established
Age 18
The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English: usually a variant of Brook , with excrescent -s. The optional addition of -s, with no grammatical function, is usually post-medieval, but some examples of the same person's name occurring with and without -(e)s have been noted as early as the 14th century in South Lancashire. The -es in such cases probably has neither a plural nor a genitival function, and the name means ‘dweller at the brook’, not ‘dweller at the brooks’. A plural sense cannot be ruled out elsewhere, but a non-grammatical -(e)s must also be considered a strong possibility.Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.Americanized form of German Brucks .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Ruth Jones in household of Charles Brooks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Brooks in household of Charles Brooks, "United States Census, 1920"

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