Lillie Ruth Boughton

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

The Life 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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Newton Levi Smith
Lillie Ruth Boughton
Marriage: 1 May 1912
Evelyn Ruth Smith
Glen V Smith
Newton Levi Smith Jr

Spouse and Children

1 May 1912
Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States


    Evelyn Ruth Smith


    Glen V Smith


    Newton Levi Smith Jr


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+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1892: Klamath, Oregon, United States
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.
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 the numerous places so named. Those in Cambridgeshire (formerly Huntingdonshire), Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, and Nottinghamshire are named from the Old English byname Bucca ( 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.

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Sources (3)

  • 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 Smith in household of Newton S Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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