Mary Ruth Colyer

17 April 1921–27 December 2007 (Age 86)
Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary Ruth

When Mary Ruth Colyer was born on 17 April 1921, her father, Moses Colyer, was 34 and her mother, Dona Johnson, was 24. She married Jesse Earl Anderson on 27 March 1943, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States. She lived in East Cape Girardeau, Alexander, Illinois, United States in 1930 and East Cape Election Precinct, Alexander, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 27 December 2007, in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, at the age of 86.

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Jesse Earl Anderson
Mary Ruth Colyer
Marriage: 27 March 1943

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    Jesse Earl Anderson



27 March 1943
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 4

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

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: variant spelling of Collier .

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

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Story Highlight

Ruth Anderson Sunday, December 30, 2007 McCLURE, Ill. -- Mary Ruth Anderson, 86, of McClure died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 17, 1921, in McClu …

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Colyer in household of Moses Colyer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Colyer in household of Moses Colyer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Ruth Colyer in household of Moses Colyer, "United States Census, 1940"

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