Ruth Elizabeth Beck

23 September 1915–27 April 2010 (Age 94)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ruth Elizabeth

When Ruth Elizabeth Beck was born on 23 September 1915, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Jacob Beck, was 37 and her mother, Hettie Good Shirk, was 37. She lived in West Earl Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. She died on 27 April 2010, in Ephrata, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 94.

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Allan Frederick Good
Ruth Elizabeth Beck

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 2

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

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from northern Middle English bekke ‘stream’ (Old Norse bekkr).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France, for example Bec Hellouin in Eure, named with Old Norman French bec ‘stream’, from the same Old Norse root as in 1.3 English: probably a nickname for someone with a prominent nose, from Middle English beke ‘beak (of a bird)’ (Old French bec).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Beck in household of John J Beck, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth E Good, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Ruth in entry for Mrs Esther Mae Wentling, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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