Ruth Eleanor Mildred Fitzpatrick (1918 - 1991)

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Ruth Eleanor Mildred (Zingler) Fitzpatrick
1918 - 1991
Born
April 16, 1918
Death
December 15, 1991
Fitzpatrick Home 10105 W. National Avenue, in West Allis, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin United States 53227
Last Known Residence
Home of Ruth and Howard Fitzpatrick 10105 W National Ave, in West Allis, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin United States 53227
Summary
Ruth Eleanor Mildred Fitzpatrick was born on April 16, 1918. She was born into the Zingler family and married into the Fitzpatrick family. She was born to Herbert W. Zingler and Lillian Althea Troy, with siblings Herbert and Marvin. Ruth, mother to 2 children, was baptized at Friedens Evangelical and Reformed Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to her family tree, Ruth's partner was Howard Joseph Fitzpatrick, and they gave birth to Sharon Diane Fitzpatrick. Ruth's partner was Howard Joseph Fitzpatrick, and they gave birth to Gregg Howard Fitzpatrick. She died on December 15, 1991 at Fitzpatrick Home, West Allis, Wisconsin at 73 years of age.
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Ruth Eleanor Mildred Fitzpatrick
Most commonly known as
Ruth Eleanor Mildred (Zingler) Fitzpatrick
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Home of Ruth and Howard Fitzpatrick 10105 W National Ave, in West Allis, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin United States 53227
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Ruth Fitzpatrick was born on
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Ruth Fitzpatrick died on at Fitzpatrick Home 10105 W. National Avenue, in West Allis, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin United States 53227
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Ruth Fitzpatrick was born on
Ruth Fitzpatrick died on at Fitzpatrick Home 10105 W. National Avenue, in West Allis, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin United States 53227
Birth
Death
Heart attack
Cause of death
at Pinelawn Memorial Park 10700 W Capitol Dr, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin United States 53222
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Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

German

Nationality & Locations

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Childhood

Education

Seifert Elementary and Girl's Tech of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Religion

Protestant, United Church of Christ

Baptism

Friedens Evangelical and Reformed Church 1234 W. Juneau Avenue, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin United States
Adulthood

Professions

Coil winder at Allis Chalmers during WWII. Worked in bedding department of Schuster's Department Store on N. 12th and W. Vliet. Worked for Sperry Candy and Jewett and Sherman pickle factory in Walker's Point, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Wife of Howard Joseph Fitzpatrick. Mother of Sharon Diane and Gregg Howard Fitzpatrick. Daughter of Herbert W. and Lillian A. Zingler (nee Troy). Sister of Herbert Jr. (Florence) and Marvin Myron (Mary Ann) Zingler. Beloved sister in law of Catherine M. Fitzpatrick, Ora (Chester) Rush, Tom (Sophie) & (Kay) Fitzpatrick. Died from heart disease right before Christmas, December 15th, 1991. Ruth was born on 24th and Cherry, and later grew up on 13th and Juneau at Frieden's Church where her parents worked as sextons for over 40 years. Every kid and grandkid got their chance to help them clean the huge sanctuary and school hall. Attended Siefert Elementary school, then went to Girl's Tech which was on 19th and Wells Street. Her childhood girlfriend from Siefert School was Vivian Schmidt Richards, who would become one of the people to stand up in her wedding, and be a life time friend. Ruth was stricken with Scarlet Fever for a time. Went on to work for the Sperry Candy Company and Jewett & Sherman pickle company in Milwaukee Wisconsin, After she married she worked at Schuster's on 12th & Vliet, in the bedding department, and during the World War II she worked in coil winding shop at Allis Chalmers Corporation in West Allis WI. Ruth married Howard Joseph Fitzpatrick at Frieden's Evengelical and Reformed Church on July 18th, 1942. Marriage presided by Reverend Wm. H. Schlinkmann. They first lived on N. 16th and Juneau Avenue,for 14 years in Milwaukee. Their first home was an apartment on N. 16th Street, one door north of Juneau Avenue. Then they bought a duplex with Howard's brother and wife, Tom and Sophie Fitzpatrick at 1537 W. Juneau Avenue. In 1956 they moved to West Allis, WI, 101st and National Avenue, in April 1956, to a brand new home, where she spent her life, raised her family, and eventually died in the home she loved. Ruth always had a quick wit, never pulled any punches, was a hard worker, awesome cook, and terific Mom. She was the driving force of our entire family.

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In 1918, in the year that Ruth Eleanor Mildred Fitzpatrick was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1924, she was just 6 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1939, when she was 21 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1987, she was 69 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1991, in the year of Ruth Eleanor Mildred Fitzpatrick's passing, on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

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