Ruth Arlene Curey

16 November 1921–10 August 1999 (Age 77)
Litchfield, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States

The Life of Ruth Arlene

When Ruth Arlene Curey was born on 16 November 1921, in Litchfield, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, her father, Rex Morden Curey, was 27 and her mother, Olive A Swope, was 25. She lived in Litchfield Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 10 August 1999, in Manatee, Florida, United States, at the age of 77.

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Rex Morden Curey
Olive A Swope
Pauline M Curey
Ransom Morden Curey
Levi Swope Curey
Ruth Arlene Curey
Richard Carlton Curey

Parents and Siblings


    Olive A Swope




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.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 20

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 21

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of French Coury, a habitational name from a place so named in Vienne.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Curey in household of Rex Curey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth L Penrey in household of Rex M Penrey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Lent in entry for Olive A Ivey, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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