Ruth Wharton

Brief Life History of Ruth

When Ruth Wharton was born in 1896, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, her father, Elijah Wharton, was 53 and her mother, Etha Delinda Stewart, was 45. She had at least 2 daughters with Thomas William Dyball. She lived in South Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

Thomas William Dyball
1885–
Ruth Wharton
1896–
Violet Dyball
1913–
Emma Cordell Dyball
1914–

Sources (14)

  • Ruth Wharton in household of Elise Wharton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth Wharton, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
  • Ruth Warton, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1913 · Women's Suffrage Demonstration

A demonstration for women's suffrage takes place on March 3, 1913. This is the first suffrage parade in Washington D.C. One of the notable women in attendance is Ida B. Wells.

1927

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English:

habitational name from any of various places called Wharton, in Westmorland, Cheshire, and Lincolnshire, or from Warton in Lancashire, Northumberland, and Warwickshire. The Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Northumberland placenames probably derive from Old English weard ‘watch’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The Cheshire and Warwickshire placenames derive from Old English wæfre ‘swamp, marshy ground’ + tūn. The Westmorland placename may derive from Old English hwearf ‘embankment, shore, wharf’ + tūn.

perhaps occasionally a habitational name from Wiverton in Nottinghamshire, derived from the Old English personal name Wīgfrith + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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