Katie Ruth Duckworth

17 November 1915–21 July 1996 (Age 80)
Aberdeen, Monroe, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Katie Ruth

When Katie Ruth Duckworth was born on 17 November 1915, her father, Joe Burris Duckworth, was 27 and her mother, Mary Lillian Shackelford, was 28. She married Henry Oscar Fulgham on 10 November 1934, in Carrollton, Pickens, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Palmetto, Pickens, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Election Precinct 11 Bostic, Pickens, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 21 July 1996, in Aberdeen, Monroe, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Henry Oscar Fulgham
Katie Ruth Duckworth
Marriage: 10 November 1934
Linda Faye Fulgham

Spouse and Children

10 November 1934
Carrollton, Pickens, Alabama, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Lillian Shackelford




    Annie Lou Duckworth


    Loise Duckworth




    Marry Duckworth


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 1

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from Duckworth Fold, in the borough of Bury, Lancashire, which is named from Old English fūce ‘duck’ + worÐ ‘enclosure’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Katie Ruth Fulgham in household of Henry O Fulgham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kate Duckworth in household of Burris Duckworth, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Katie R Duckworth in household of Joe B Duckworth, "United States Census, 1920"

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