Ruth Alma Waite

11 December 1866–18 July 1941 (Age 74)
Yorkville, Kendall, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ruth Alma

When Ruth Alma Waite was born on 11 December 1866, in Yorkville, Kendall, Illinois, United States, her father, Abraham Waite, was 51 and her mother, Caroline Austin, was 36. She married Myron B Hill on 15 January 1889, in Kendall, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Kendall Township, Kendall, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 18 July 1941, in Winfield, Cowley, Kansas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Winfield, Cowley, Kansas, United States.

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Myron B Hill
Ruth Alma Waite
Marriage: 15 January 1889
Glen Waite Hill
Evelyn Ruth Hill
Lois Erma Hill
Clarence Jay Hill
Orion James Hill
Ruby Alverda Hill

Spouse and Children

15 January 1889
Kendall, Illinois, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Abraham Waite


    Caroline Austin




    Emma Jeanette Waite


    Ellen Louise Waite


    Mildred Lois Waite


    Rhoda Elizabeth Waite



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Age 5

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

Age 20

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a watchman, Anglo-Norman French waite (of Germanic origin; compare Wachter ), or from the same word in its original abstract/collective sense, ‘the watch’. There may also have been some late confusion with White .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth A Hill in household of M B Hill, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Ruth Hill in household of M B Hill, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Ruth A Waite in household of Abraham Waite, "United States Census, 1880"

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