Ruth E Barnard

Brief Life History of Ruth E

When Ruth E Barnard was born on 6 September 1889, in Patrick, Virginia, United States, her father, Isham Nathaniel Thompson Barnard, was 36 and her mother, Mary Jane Webb, was 39. She married Edgar Depolian Simmons in 1913, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. She died on 15 September 1913, in Dan River, Patrick, Virginia, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Meadows of Dan, Patrick, Virginia, United States.

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Edgar Depolian Simmons
Ruth E Barnard
Marriage: 1913

Sources (10)

  • Ruth Barnard in household of I N T Barnard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth E. Barnard, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Ruth E Simmons, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

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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.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and French: variant of Bernard and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this. The surname Barnard is very rare in France.

Americanized form of German Bernhard or Bernhardt , and of German, Polish, Czech, and Slovenian Bernard .

History: This name was brought independently to New England by many bearers from the 17th century onward. John Barnard was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker). Another John Barnard, born in Boston in 1681, was a Congregational clergyman who served as minister of Marblehead, MA, from 1716 to 1770.

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

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