Ben Rutledge

11 February 1886–14 February 1948 (Age 62)
Hidalgo, Hidalgo, Texas, United States

The Life of Ben

When Ben Rutledge was born on 11 February 1886, in Hidalgo, Hidalgo, Texas, United States, his father, Robert Calvin Rutledge, was 26 and his mother, Gertrudis Garcia, was 18. He married Paula Tevino in 1919, in Hidalgo, Hidalgo, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in San Juan, Hidalgo, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 14 February 1948, in McAllen, Hidalgo, Texas, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Pharr, Hidalgo, Texas, United States.

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Ben Rutledge
Paula Tevino
Marriage: 1919
Consuelo Villarreal
Elvira Rutledge

Spouse and Children

Hidalgo, Hidalgo, Texas, United States


    Consuelo Villarreal





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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 8

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.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 17

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. If it is a habitational name, the location and etymology of the place from which it derives are obscure. Routledge, the more common form in the British Isles, is found mainly on the English-Scottish borders. The place in Cumbria, now called Routledge Burn, seems to have received its name in the 16th century from a member of the family rather than vice versa.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ben Rutledge in household of Julis Rutledge, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ben Rutledge, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ben Rutledge, "United States Census, 1930"

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