Ruth Marie Harris

Brief Life History of Ruth Marie

When Ruth Marie Harris was born on 15 February 1905, in Ironton, Upper Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States, her father, John Berger, was 42 and her mother, Naomi or Naoma Harris, was 39. She married Chris Levis about 1925, in Lawrence, Ohio, United States. She died on 24 March 1996, in Ironton, Upper Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Chris Levis
1890–1966
Ruth Marie Harris
1905–1996
Marriage: about 1925

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Berger in household of John Berger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth Marie Berger, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Ruth M Berger in household of John Berger, "United States Census, 1910"

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

1906 · Licencing Butchers

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

1929

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English (southern England and south Wales): from the personal name Harry + genitival -s. This surname is also established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. However, in some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, Harris can be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

American shortened and altered form of Greek surnames begining with Cha(r)-, such as Chasandrinos (variant of Kassandrinos, a habitational name from the Kassandra peninsula of Chalkidiki), and various patronymics from the personal name Charalampos (see Charos ). In North America, the surname Harris may possibly also originate from a transferred use of the Greek personal (given) name Charis or Harris (shortened forms of Charalampos) as a surname (i.e. as a replacement of the original surname).

Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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