Ruth Wharton

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

The Life 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, Esther Delinda Stewart, was 44. She had at least 2 daughters. She lived in South Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States in 1910.

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Elijah Wharton
Esther Delinda Stewart
Rebecca Wharton
Sampson Wharton
Temperess Wharton
Emma Wharton
Cornele Wharton
John G Wharton
Ruth Wharton

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 0

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

Age 17

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.

Age 31

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. Examples in Cheshire and Herefordshire are from an Old English river name Wæfer (derived from wæfre ‘wandering’, ‘winding’) + Old English tūn ‘settlement’; another in Lincolnshire has as its first element Old English wearde ‘beacon’ or waroð ‘shore’, ‘bank’; one in the former county of Westmorland (now part of Cumbria) is from Old English hwearf ‘wharf’, ‘embankment’ + tūn.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Wharton in household of Elise Wharton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth Dyball in household of Thomas W Dyball, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth Warton, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"

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