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