Catherine Jane Hobbs

8 April 1868–17 June 1956 (Age 88)
Perry, Pike, Illinois, United States

The Life of Catherine Jane

When Catherine Jane Hobbs was born on 8 April 1868, in Perry, Pike, Illinois, United States, her father, Hinson Hobbs, was 47 and her mother, Sarah Jane Johnston, was 40. She married Joseph Alonzo Ruff on 25 December 1884, in Lenora, Norton, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Thedford, Thomas, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and Minatare, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States in 1930. She died on 17 June 1956, in Columbus, Stillwater, Montana, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in East Lawn Cemetery, Minatare, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Alonzo Ruff
Catherine Jane Hobbs
Marriage: 25 December 1884
Francis L. Ruff
Nellie Ann Ruff
Ruth Ruff
Columbia Jane Ruff
Joseph Alonzo Ruff
Dewie Jane Ruff
Francis Burdette Ruff
Theadora Ruff
Mayme Ruff

Spouse and Children

25 December 1884
Lenora, Norton, Kansas, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Hinson Hobbs


    Sarah Jane Johnston




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

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.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 24

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Hobb(e), a short form of Robert . For the altered initial, compare Hick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Kittie J Ruff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Catharine Hobbs in household of Hinson Hobbs, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Kitty Ruff in household of Joseph A Ruff, "United States Census, 1920"

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