Ruth Bryan Hitch

9 March 1895–18 June 1989 (Age 94)
Elgin, Fayette, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ruth Bryan

When Ruth Bryan Hitch was born on 9 March 1895, in Elgin, Fayette, Iowa, United States, her father, William Benjamin Hitch, was 36 and her mother, Lucy Jane Patterson, was 35. She lived in Union Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States for about 20 years and Randalia, Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died on 18 June 1989, at the age of 94, and was buried in Fayette, Iowa, United States.

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William Benjamin Hitch
Lucy Jane Patterson
Lorenzo Dow Hitch
Ruth Bryan Hitch

Parents and Siblings

    William Benjamin Hitch


    Lucy Jane Patterson




    Lorenzo Dow Hitch



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 18

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 25

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Hick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth B Hitch in household of Lorenzo D Hitch, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Ruth Hitch in household of L D Hitch, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth B Hitch in household of William B Hitch, "United States Census, 1900"

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