Ruth Eleanor Holgate

October 1879–26 April 1940 (Age 60)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ruth Eleanor

When Ruth Eleanor Holgate was born in October 1879, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Arthur Hodgson Holgate, was 28 and her mother, Lillian Reynolds, was 21. She married John Ira Cole on 8 March 1906, in Santa Clara, California, United States. She lived in Alameda, California, United States in 1900 and San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 April 1940, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

John Ira Cole
Ruth Eleanor Holgate
Marriage: 8 March 1906

Spouse and Children

8 March 1906
Santa Clara, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Arthur Hodgson Holgate


    Lillian Reynolds





    Jay Daniel Holgate



    Mark Duluth Holgate


    Alice May Holgate


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 5

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1898 · The Kensington Runestone

Age 19

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.

Name Meaning

English (northern): habitational name from any of various places, for example in West Yorkshire, so called from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’ + Old Norse gata ‘road’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Holgate in household of Arther H Holgate, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Ruth Cole in household of James C Cole, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth Holgate in household of Arthur Holgate, "United States Census, 1880"

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