Gertrude Rue

Female25 May 1845–16 January 1885

Brief Life History of Gertrude

When Gertrude Rue was born on 25 May 1845, in Pine Creek Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States, her father, Paul Ruhe, was 36 and her mother, Marie Ursula Shuler, was 30. She married John Sylvester Stout on 25 June 1862, in Cedarville, Stephenson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Oxford Mills, Jones, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Oxford Junction, Jones, Iowa, United States in 1885. She died on 16 January 1885, in Oxford Township, Jones, Iowa, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Mayflower Cemetery, Jones, Iowa, United States.

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John Sylvester Stout
Gertrude Rue
Marriage: 25 June 1862
John Franklin Wilson Stout
Clyde Stout
Lloyd Stout
John Dale Stout
George Miles Augustine Stout
Miron Stout
Anna Olive Stout
Clara Alma Stout
Charles Albert Stout
Mary Alice Stout
Eva Estella Stout
Maude Stout

Sources (13)

  • Gertrude Stout in household of John Stout, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Gertrude Rue Stout, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Gertrude Rythe in entry for Wilson Franklin Stout, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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  • Marriage
    25 June 1862Cedarville, Stephenson, Illinois, United States
  • Children (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 1

    Iowa is the 29th state.


    Age 16

    Historical Boundaries: 1861: Jones, Iowa, United States

    Name Meaning

    French: topographic name for someone who lived beside a road, track, or pathway, Old French rue (from Latin ruga ‘crease, fold’).

    Shortened form of American French Larue 2, itself an altered form of French Leroux .

    English: from Middle English rew (Old English rāw) ‘row’. The surname may be topographic, signifying someone who lived by a hedgerow or in a row of houses in a street, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Rewe (Devon), Rew Farm in Rockbeare (Devon), and Rew in Malborough (Devon). See also Rawe 1 and Rowe .

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

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