Ruth May Covington

Brief Life History of Ruth May

When Ruth May Covington was born on 8 May 1894, in Archer, Texas, United States, her father, William Oscar Covington, was 35 and her mother, Henrietta Sumpter, was 36. She married Daniel Arthur Fleer on 24 December 1913, in Archer, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado, United States in 1930 and Lakeside, Jefferson, Colorado, United States for about 10 years. She died in September 1973, in Golden, Jefferson, Colorado, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States.

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Daniel Arthur Fleer
Ruth May Covington
Marriage: 24 December 1913
Geneva Etta Fleer
Reta Covington
Margaret Fleer
Myrle Laverne Fleer
Dorothy M Fleer
Doris F Fleer
Phyllis Jean Fleer

Sources (15)

  • Ruthie M Fleer, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ruth May Covington, "Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
  • Ruth Covington, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.


Historical Boundaries: 1907: Jefferson, Colorado, United States

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire named Covington, from an Old English personal name Cofa + Old English -ing- denoting association + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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