Elizabeth Alice Ruby

Female7 October 1877–25 March 1956

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Alice

When Elizabeth Alice Ruby was born on 7 October 1877, in Martinsburg, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, her father, Milus M Ruby, was 41 and her mother, Elizabeth Jane Reinier, was 39. She married Howard Benton Gooch on 8 January 1899. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in United States in 1949 and Garber, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States in 1950. She died on 25 March 1956, in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Logan, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Howard Benton Gooch
Elizabeth Alice Ruby
Marriage: 8 January 1899
Willard Gooch
Willard Forrest Gooch
Ruby Irene Gooch
Carl Hubert Gooch
Raymond Howard Gooch
Lillie Iona Gooch

Sources (8)

  • Elizabeth Gooch, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Elizabeth A Ruby, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Allie, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 January 1899
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 4

    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 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 7

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 21

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Rubi .

    English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Roubaix in Nord (France).

    English: nickname from Middle English and Old French rubi (from Latin rubinus) ‘ruby’, perhaps denoting a virtuous or radiant person or a jeweler.

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

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