May Ruth Campbell

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 Earnest Funge in June 1965, in Franklin, Washington, United States. She lived in Columbia, Washington, United States in 1950 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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John Innocence Eaton
May Ruth Campbell
Betty L Eaton
Maurice John Eaton

Sources (15)

  • Ruth M Eaton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: May Ruth Campbell - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: May Ruth Campbell
  • Ruth Mae Campbell, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

World Events (8)

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1916 · Boeing Aircraft

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. 


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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