Ruth Trowbridge

Female17 October 1836–14 October 1899

Brief Life History of Ruth

When Ruth Trowbridge was born on 17 October 1836, her father, John Trowbridge, was 26 and her mother, Lydia Anna Brown, was 21. She married Lorenzo Myers on 1 January 1855. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Jenningsville, Windham Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died on 14 October 1899, in Windham Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Jenningsville Cemetery, Jenningsville, Windham Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lorenzo Myers
Ruth Trowbridge
Marriage: 1 January 1855
Phoebe Jane Myers
Mary L. Myers
Charles W. Myers
George J Myers
Emily Emma Myers
Mary Dorliskey Myers
Lorenzo W. Myers Jr
Loren Washington Myers
Silas Houghton Myers
Ruth Ann Myers
Martin H. Myers

Sources (17)

  • Ruth Trawbridge in household of John Trawbridge, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ruth Myers, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"
  • Ruth Myers in entry for Chas. F. Myers and Permilia Harding, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1855
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries: 1842: Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States


    Age 14

    Oldest grave seen in the memorials list


    Age 27

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

    Name Meaning

    English (Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire): habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

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

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