Mamie Ruth Kimbrough

8 August 1903–13 February 1990 (Age 86)
Brownwood, Brown, Texas, United States

The Life of Mamie Ruth

When Mamie Ruth Kimbrough was born on 8 August 1903, in Brownwood, Brown, Texas, United States, her father, James Blanton Kimbrough, was 38 and her mother, Susan Dera Howard, was 27. She married Cecil Roy Melton on 2 February 1935, in Ralls, Crosby, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Crosby, Texas, United States in 1935 and Commissioner's Precinct 2, Crosby, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 13 February 1990, in Ralls, Crosby, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Ralls, Crosby, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cecil Roy Melton
1910–1992
Mamie Ruth Kimbrough
1903–1990
Marriage: 2 February 1935
Georgia Mae Melton
1936–1999

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 February 1935
Ralls, Crosby, Texas, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1904

Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 2

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1927

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: from the female personal name Kynborough, recorded in Suffolk, England, as late as the 16th and 17th centuries. Although there is no Middle English evidence for it, this probably represents a survival of Old English female personal name Cyneburh, composed of the elements cyne- ‘royal’ + burh ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’. This was the name of a daughter of the 7th-century King Penda of Mercia, who, in spite of her father's staunch opposition to Christianity, was converted and founded an abbey, serving as its head. She was venerated as a saint, and gave her name to the village of Kimberley in Norfolk. The surname is now almost extinct in England, but continues to flourish in the U.S.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Kimbrough in household of James B Kimbrough, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Melton in household of Cecil Melton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mamie R Kimbrough in household of James B Kimbrough, "United States Census, 1910"

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