Lela Alpha Reeder

4 August 1877–7 March 1950 (Age 72)
West Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States

The Life of Lela Alpha

When Lela Alpha Reeder was born on 4 August 1877, in West Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, her father, Enos Reeder, was 47 and her mother, Emeline Bettis, was 36. She married Eugene H Ruff on 14 September 1895, in Columbiana, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 7 March 1950, in Alliance, Stark, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Alliance, Stark, Ohio, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Eugene H Ruff
Lela Alpha Reeder
Marriage: 14 September 1895
Russell Arthur Ruff
Ruth E Ruff
John Seymore Ruff
Wilber Ruff
Pauline Ruff
Paul Ruff

Spouse and Children

    Eugene H Ruff



14 September 1895
Columbiana, Ohio, United States



    Ruth E Ruff



    Wilber Ruff


    Pauline Ruff


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Enos Reeder


    Emeline Bettis




+1 More Child

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
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

1 English: variant spelling of Reader .2 Dutch: occupational name for someone who dressed new cloth, Middle Dutch reder.3 Dutch and German: variant of Reder 3.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lela Ruff in household of Eugene Ruff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leia Ruff in household of Egwin Ruff, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lela A Ruff in household of Eugene H Ruff, "United States Census, 1930"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.