Ruth Isabel Skinner

11 August 1941–18 March 2010 (Age 68)
Evansville, Brownington, Orleans, Vermont, United States

The Life of Ruth Isabel

When Ruth Isabel Skinner was born on 11 August 1941, in Evansville, Brownington, Orleans, Vermont, United States, her father, Myron Robert Skinner, was 26 and her mother, Marjorie Isabell Goodfellow, was 14. She married Kenneth Charles Holbrook on 28 May 1966, in Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She died on 18 March 2010, in Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Barton, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

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Kenneth Charles Holbrook
Ruth Isabel Skinner
Marriage: 28 May 1966

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28 May 1966
Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, United States

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World Events (8)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

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.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 3

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Age 19

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who stripped the hide from animals, to be used in the production of fur garments or to be tanned for leather, from an agent derivative of Middle English skin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’ (Old Norse skinn).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Isabel Holbrook, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Ruth Isabel Skinner, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008"
  • Ruth Isabel Holbrook, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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