Mary Ruth Teater

24 March 1924–8 September 2002 (Age 78)
Independence, Independence, Allegany, New York, United States

The Life of Mary Ruth

When Mary Ruth Teater was born on 24 March 1924, in Independence, Independence, Allegany, New York, United States, her father, Frank Elmer Teater, was 41 and her mother, Ruth Betsey Swort, was 34. She married Donald Fred Metcalf on 5 January 1940, in Lawrenceville, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Allegany, New York, United States in 1935 and Harrison Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 8 September 2002, in Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in River View Cemetery, Westfield Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Donald Fred Metcalf
Mary Ruth Teater
Marriage: 5 January 1940
Wayne R. Metcalf
John Robert Metcalf

Spouse and Children

5 January 1940
Lawrenceville, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States


    Wayne R. Metcalf


    John Robert Metcalf


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 5

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 21

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Dieter .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Mary Metcalf in household of Donald Metcalf, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Teater in household of Frank Teater, "United States Census, 1930"

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