Ruth Ethel Mease

27 January 1930–22 June 1974 (Age 44)
Haywood, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ruth Ethel

When Ruth Ethel Mease was born on 27 January 1930, in Haywood, North Carolina, United States, her father, Grover Clayton Mease, was 31 and her mother, Jessie Bryant Williams, was 29. She lived in Beaverdam Township, Haywood, North Carolina, United States in 1930. She died on 22 June 1974, in Durham, Durham, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 44.

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Age 2

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 12

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English:1. probably a patronymic from May 1. 2. variant of Meece .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth E Mease in household of Grover C Mease, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Ethel Mease, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"
  • Ruth Ethel Mease Ryder, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

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