America Virginia Ruble

Brief Life History of America Virginia

When America Virginia Ruble was born on 7 August 1858, in Washington Township, DeKalb, Missouri, United States, her father, Thomas H Ruble, was 24 and her mother, Elisabeth Kerns, was 25. She married Edward Merritt on 13 August 1872, in Page, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Blockton, Taylor, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Hamburg, Fremont, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 27 December 1912, in Gentry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Athens Township, Gentry, Missouri, United States.

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Edward Merritt
America Virginia Ruble
Marriage: 13 August 1872
Elmer Marion Merritt
Laura Belle Merritt
Thomas Henry Merritt
Emma Merritt

Sources (12)

  • Jennie Minitt in household of Ed Minitt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: America V. Rubell - Government record: birth: 1857; Washington Twp, De Kalb, Missouri, United States
  • America V. Ruble, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1861: Taylor, Iowa, United States


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

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

South German: metonymic occupational name for a beet grower, from Middle High German ruobe ‘beet’ + the diminutive suffix -le.

German (Rüble): from the personal name Rubele, Rübele, pet forms of Ruprecht (see Rupprecht ).

Americanized form of German Rubel , a surname partly of Sorbian origin.

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

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