Ruth Sheffer

Female1899–

Brief Life History of Ruth

Ruth Sheffer was born in 1899, in Illinois, United States. She married George M Johnson on 29 March 1916, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930.

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George M Johnson
1891–
Ruth Sheffer
1899–
Marriage: 29 March 1916
Robert W. Johnson
1918–2005
George M. Johnson
1919–

Sources (1)

  • Ruth Johnson in household of George M Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 March 1916Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
  • Children (2)

    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 1

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

    Age 1

    Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.

    1930 · The First Planetarium in the Western Hemisphere

    Age 31

    The Adler Planetarium was founded by Max Adler as a public museum dedicated to the study of astronomy and astrophysics. It was the first planetarium in the United States and is part of Chicago's Museum Campus. The Adler is home to three theaters, a space science exhibition, and a collection of scientific instruments and printed materials. The Adler also is home to one of the only research-active, public urban observatories.

    Name Meaning

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schaefer .

    Americanized form of German Scheffer .

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

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