Lillie Ruth Boughton

16 August 1890–28 March 1989 (Age 98)
Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Lillie Ruth

When Lillie Ruth Boughton was born on 16 August 1890, in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States, her father, Charles Boughton, was 40 and her mother, Mary Ella McCullough, was 25. She married Newton Levi Smith on 1 May 1912, in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Klamath Falls, Klamath, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 28 Howard, Jackson, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 28 March 1989, in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Newton Levi Smith
1887–1973
Lillie Ruth Boughton
1890–1989
Marriage: 1 May 1912
Evelyn Ruth Smith
1913–2002
Glen V Smith
1918–
Newton Levi Smith Jr
1921–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1912Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 6
    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.
    1898 · Oregon Historical Society
    Age 8
    The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 26
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places so named. Those in Cambridgeshire (formerly Huntingdonshire), Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, and Nottinghamshire are named from Old English bucc ‘goat’ or the Old English byname Bucca with the same meaning (see Buck 1) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’; those in Cheshire and Kent are named with Old English bōc ‘beech’ + tūn.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Buck

    Sources (9)

    • Ruth Boughton in household of C H Boughton, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
    • Ruth Smith in household of Newton C Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Ruth L. Boughton in entry for Newton L. Smith, "Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935"

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