William Leroy Ruffner

6 February 1904–1 May 1982 (Age 78)
Grill, Cumru Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Leroy

When William Leroy Ruffner was born on 6 February 1904, in Grill, Cumru Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Francis M. Ruffner, was 39 and his mother, Barbara Yelk Ruffner, was 35. He married Eva Katie Lamm about 1925, in Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Shillington, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. He died on 1 May 1982, in West Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Wernersville, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Leroy Ruffner
Eva Katie Lamm
Marriage: about 1925

Spouse and Children

about 1925
Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Francis M. Ruffner


    Barbara Yelk Ruffner





    Kathryn Elizabeth Ruffner


    Sallie M Ruffner


    Burton Ruffner



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 1

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

German: variant of Rufener .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William L Ruffner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William L Ruffner in household of Francis Ruffner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Ruffner, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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