Ruth Janet Wallace

18 February 1894–21 November 1980 (Age 86)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Ruth Janet

When Ruth Janet Wallace was born on 18 February 1894, in Illinois, United States, her father, Albert D. Wallace, was 44 and her mother, Delia A. Rogers, was 40. She married Waldemar Wacker on 15 May 1915, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Sandwich, DeKalb, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Glendale Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 21 November 1980, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Waldemar Wacker
1891–
Ruth Janet Wallace
1894–1980
Marriage: 15 May 1915
James Wallace Wacker
1924–2007

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 May 1915
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
children

(1)

    James Wallace Wacker

    Male1924–2007Male

Parents and Siblings

    Albert D. Wallace

    Male1850–Male

    Delia A. Rogers

    Female1853–1935Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 12

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1917

Age 23

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.2 Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth J Wacker in household of Waldemar Wacker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Wallace in household of Albert Wallace, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jeanette R Wallace in household of Albert D Wallace, "United States Census, 1910"

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