Ruth Madeline Ramsey

1896–1975 (Age 79)
Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ruth Madeline

When Ruth Madeline Ramsey was born on 14 August 1896, in Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa, United States, her father, Watson Robert Ramsey, was 31 and her mother, Emma Bell Allen, was 18. She married Victor Pearl Cramer on 29 January 1913, in Marshall, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Marshall Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Decatur, Adams, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 12 November 1975, in Fairmont, Martin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Marietta, Marshall, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ruth Madeline Ramsey
Victor Pearl Cramer
Marriage: 29 January 1913
Martha Cramer
Charles Watson Cramer
Russell Clarence Cramer
Donald Cramer

Spouse & Children

29 January 1913
Marshall, Iowa, United States


  • Martha Cramer


  • Charles Watson Cramer


  • Male1918–1983Male

  • Donald Cramer


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · The Kensington Runestone

Age 2

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), so called from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ + ēg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’. There are other places in England called Ramsey, but the one in Huntingdonshire is almost certainly the source of the surname. The usual spelling of the surname in Scotland is Ramsay .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Cramer in household of Victor Cramer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth M Ramsey in household of Watson R Ramsey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ruth M Dishong in household of George W Dishong, "United States Census, 1930"

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