John William Rutz Sr.

1930–20 February 1996 (Age 66)
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The Life of John William

When John William Rutz Sr. was born in 1930, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, his father, William Rutz, was 40 and his mother, Dorothea Beadel, was 31. He died on 20 February 1996, in Glendale Heights, DuPage, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66.

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John William Rutz Sr.
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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1932 · The Miners Union

Age 2

After a contract proposal reducing wages by $1.10 a day, employees of the United Mine Workers came together and created the Progressive Miners of America in southern Illinois. After discontent arose over the 67 years of operation, the union was dissolved.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 18

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

German and Swiss German:1. from a short form of any of the various personal names beginning with the Old High German element hrōd ‘renown’, for example Rudolf . 2. occupational name for a cobbler, Middle Low German rūtze, ruce. 3. habitational name from a place so named in Switzerland.

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

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  • John William Rutz in household of William Rutz, "United States Census, 1940"

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