William Columbus Rudder

Male19 February 1858–28 January 1901

Brief Life History of William Columbus

When William Columbus Rudder was born on 19 February 1858, in Washington, Indiana, United States, his father, Hiram Sheriff Rudder, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Hosea, was 28. He married Maude Ozella Tomlinson in November 1898, in Indiana Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Jefferson Township, Washington, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Saltillo, Brown Township, Washington, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 28 January 1901, in Campbellsburg, Brown Township, Washington, Indiana, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Posey Township, Washington, Indiana, United States.

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William Columbus Rudder
Maude Ozella Tomlinson
Marriage: November 1898

Sources (10)

  • Wm Columbus Reidder in household of Hiram Reidder, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William C Rudder, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • William Columbus Rudder, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    November 1898Indiana Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 5

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 12

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Ruder 2.

    Altered form of German Ruder 1 and 2.

    English: topographic name from Middle English rude ‘clearing’ (Old English rȳd) + the agent suffix -er, for someone who lived in or near a clearing.

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

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