Ruth Anna Chamberlain

28 November 1891–23 February 1995 (Age 103)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Ruth Anna

When Ruth Anna Chamberlain was born on 28 November 1891, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Henry W Chamberlain, was 22 and her mother, Mrs Ida M Chamberlain, was 19. She married William Delivane Terry on 2 April 1917. She lived in Willimantic, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States for about 30 years and Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States in 1995. She died on 23 February 1995, in Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 103.

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William Delivane Terry
Ruth Anna Chamberlain
Marriage: 2 April 1917

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2 April 1917

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1900 · First U.S.  Navy Submarine Constructed

Age 9

The USS Holland was the first commissioned submarine. It was named after John Philip Holland. It had been laid down in November of 1896 and launched a year later. It was acquired and commissioned in 1900 and decommissioned five years later. The submarine was finally sold in 1913 and put on display until it was scrapped in 1932.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 27

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English: status name from Old French chambrelain, Norman French cambrelanc, cambrelen(c) ‘chamberlain’ (of Germanic origin, from kamer ‘chamber’, ‘room’, Latin camera ( see Chambers ) + the diminutive suffix -(l)ing). This was originally the name of an official in charge of the private chambers of his master.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Chamberlain in household of Henry Chamberlain, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ruth A Chamberlain in household of Henry W Chamberlain, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth C Terry in household of William Terry, "United States Census, 1940"

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