Ruel Franklin Hill

22 July 1890–30 November 1953 (Age 63)
Towash, Hill, Texas, United States

The Life of Ruel Franklin

When Ruel Franklin Hill was born on 22 July 1890, in Towash, Hill, Texas, United States, his father, Houston Simpson Hill, was 30 and his mother, Susan Abiah Liverman, was 21. He married Nellie Rayl Jaynes on 29 June 1911, in Hill, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, McLennan, Texas, United States for about 10 years and China Spring, McLennan, Texas, United States in 1942. He died on 30 November 1953, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Valley Mills, Bosque, Texas, United States.

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Ruel Franklin Hill
Nellie Rayl Jaynes
Marriage: 29 June 1911
Ralph Lyndon Hill

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29 June 1911
Hill, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 4

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: extremely common and widely distributed topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, Middle English hill (Old English hyll).2 English: from the medieval personal name Hill, a short form of Hilary ( see Hillary ) or of a Germanic (male or female) compound name with the first element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.3 German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing Germanic hild as the first element.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruel Hill in household of Ben Hill, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruel Hill in household of Houston Hill, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ruel Hill, "United States Census, 1920"

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