Ruth Estelle Kaiser

12 December 1919–20 February 1995 (Age 75)
Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Ruth Estelle

When Ruth Estelle Kaiser was born on 12 December 1919, in Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, her father, Karl August Kaiser, was 29 and her mother, Ivey Fitton, was 22. She died on 20 February 1995, in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 75.

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Arthur August Homan
1913–1965
Ruth Estelle Kaiser
1919–1995

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World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920

Age 1

New Jersey was the first state to ratify Prohibition, the short-lived constitutional ban on alcoholic beverages.
1940

Age 21

New Jersey contributed extensively to help the United States during World War II. Over 9% of all allied war-based construction contracts were handled in New Jersey, including aircraft carriers, battleships, destroyers, and other naval ships. In addition, almost 500,000 New Jersey residents enlisted in the war (roughly 10% of the state's population).

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle High German keiser ‘emperor’, from the Latin imperial title Caesar. This was the title borne by Holy Roman Emperors from Otto I ( 962 ) to Francis II (who relinquished the title in 1806 ). Later, it was borne by the monarch of Bismarck's united Germany ( 1871–1918 ). It is very common as a German surname, originating partly as an occupational name for a servant in the Emperor's household, partly as a nickname for someone who behaved in an imperious manner, and partly from a house sign.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Kaiser ‘emperor’, adopted (like Graf , Herzog , etc.) because of its aristocratic connotations.3 Muslim: from Arabic qayṣar ‘emperor’, which, like 1, is of Latin origin, from the imperial title in the Roman Empire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Kaiser in household of Karl A Kaiser, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth E Kaiser in household of Karl E Kaiser, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Kaiser in household of A Carl Kaiser, "United States Census, 1920"

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