May Ruth Campbell

Female1 May 1915–about 5 October 2003

Brief Life History of May Ruth

When May Ruth Campbell was born on 1 May 1915, in Carey, Blaine, Idaho, United States, her father, George William Campbell, was 34 and her mother, Rose Pearl Fuller, was 24. She married Richard E Funge in June 1965, in Franklin, Washington, United States. She lived in Culdesac, Nez Perce, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Dayton, Mason, Washington, United States in 1962. She died about 5 October 2003, in Dayton, Columbia, Washington, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Dayton, Columbia, Washington, United States.

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Richard E Funge
May Ruth Campbell
Marriage: June 1965

Sources (10)

  • May Ruth Campbell in household of George Campbell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth Mae Campbell, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Ruth Campbell in household of George Campbell, "United States Census, 1930"

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  • Marriage
    June 1965Franklin, Washington, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 1

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    1916 · Boeing Aircraft

    Age 1

    The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 


    Age 25

    Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind gusts came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked, bent’ + beul ‘mouth’. As a result of folk etymology, the surname was often represented in Latin documents as de bello campo ‘of the fair field’, which led to the name sometimes being ‘translated’ into Anglo-Norman French as Beauchamp .

    Irish (North Armagh): adopted for Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil ‘son of Cathmhaol’ (literally ‘battle chief’): see Caulfield and Cowell .

    English: variant of Camel , under the influence of the Scottish name (see 1 above).

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

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