Rufus Dudley Kent

Brief Life History of Rufus Dudley

When Rufus Dudley Kent was born on 1 February 1867, in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States, his father, Ambrose Dudley Kent, was 30 and his mother, Drussilla McFaddin, was 17. He married Lillian Margaret Webber on 9 January 1889, in Jefferson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Jefferson, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 27 January 1907, at the age of 39, and was buried in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States.

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Rufus Dudley Kent
Lillian Margaret Webber
Marriage: 9 January 1889
Dr Druzilla Crary Kent
Alice McFaddin Kent
Richard Kent
Rachel Kent
William Weber Kent
Helene Kent
Janice Vance Kent

Sources (12)

  • Ruffus Kent in household of Wm McFadden, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rufus D Kent, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Rufus Dudley Kent, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: habitational name from the county of Kent. The surname is also established in Ireland, where English bearers of this name settled in Meath, in the 13th century. The name has been Gaelicized as Ceannt.

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

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