Gertrude Rue

25 May 1845–16 January 1885 (Age 39)
Pine Creek Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary 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
George Miles Augustine Stout
Miron Stout
Anna Olive Stout
Clara Alma Stout
Charles Albert Stout
Mary Alice Stout
Eva Estella Stout
John Dale Stout
Maude Stout

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  • Marriage
    25 June 1862Cedarville, Stephenson, Illinois, United States
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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.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 11
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 1637;2007: 3618; 2010: 5023)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 .

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Gertrude Stout in household of John Stout, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
    • Gertrude Rice in entry for Ralph Bingham and Anna Stout, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
    • Gertrude Rythe in entry for Wilson Franklin Stout, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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