Rita Marie Arsenault

21 April 1918–before 2009 (Age 90)
Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rita Marie

When Rita Marie Arsenault was born on 21 April 1918, in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Charles Arsenault, was 23 and her mother, Claire May "Clara" Deslauriers, was 22. She lived in Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States in 1995. She died before 2009, in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States, at the age of 89.

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John Charles Arsenault
Claire May "Clara" Deslauriers
Rita Marie Arsenault
Dorothy Louise Arsenault
Margery C Aresnault

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 4

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a gunmaker, a seller of guns, or the keeper of an arsenal. The French word arsenal (Italian arsenale) is from Arabic dār aṣ-ṣinā῾a ‘house of fabrication’, ‘workshop’. This spelling of the surname, which is much more common in North America than in France, has been assimilated to that of other French surnames ending in -ault, for example Thibault .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rita M Arsenault in household of Charles J Arsenault, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Reta M Arsenault in household of John C Arsenault, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rita Marie Arsenault, "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920"

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