Ruel Bernard Caraway

Male1913–August 1969

Brief Life History of Ruel Bernard

When Ruel Bernard Caraway was born in 1913, in Oklahoma, United States, his father, Edward Jackson Caraway, was 41 and his mother, Mary Turnbull, was 28. He married Marie Faye Downer on 8 May 1959, in Colton, San Bernardino, California, United States. He lived in Kemp, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Claudell, Roosevelt, New Mexico, United States in 1930. He died in August 1969, in Carter, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Kemp, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States.

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Ruel Bernard Caraway
Marie Faye Downer
Marriage: 8 May 1959

Sources (10)

  • Ruel B Caraway in household of Edward J Caraway, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ruel Bernard Caraway - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Ruel Bernard Caraway
  • Bernard Caraway, "United States Social Security Death Index", 1969

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  • Marriage
    8 May 1959Colton, San Bernardino, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 0

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

    Age 4

    A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.


    Age 16

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English carewei ‘caraway’ (Old French carvi, caroi), probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a spice merchant.

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

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