Clasina Ruiter

18 September 1912–23 October 2007 (Age 95)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Clasina

When Clasina Ruiter was born on 18 September 1912, in Iowa, United States, her father, Dirk Ruiter, was 29 and her mother, Willemijntje Rodenburgh, was 25. She married Floris Prins on 5 January 1939. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Murray, Minnesota, United States in 1935 and Leota, Nobles, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 23 October 2007, in Worthington, Nobles, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 95.

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Floris Prins
Clasina Ruiter
Marriage: 5 January 1939
Carla Lee Prins

Spouse and Children

5 January 1939


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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 1

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 25

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Rutter 3.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Classina Prins in household of Floris Prins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Klazina Ruiter, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Klazina, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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