Ruby Ara Todd

26 January 1904–March 1996 (Age 92)
Aplin, Perry, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Ruby Ara

When Ruby Ara Todd was born on 26 January 1904, in Aplin, Perry, Arkansas, United States, her father, Albert Pinkney Todd, was 20 and her mother, Gertrude Agatha Beal, was 15. She married Richard F. Forbes on 5 June 1926, in Shelby, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Civil District 1, Shelby, Tennessee, United States in 1940 and Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States in 1982. She died in March 1996, in Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Richard F. Forbes
Ruby Ara Todd
Marriage: 5 June 1926

Spouse and Children

5 June 1926
Shelby, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Albert Pinkney Todd


    Gertrude Agatha Beal





    Milton Albert Todd


    Carl Orville Todd


    Bonnie Ella Todd


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Diamonds Found Near Murfreesboro

Age 2

In a 37- acre plowed field in  a state park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas visitors are able to go looking for diamonds. This was the site for the first diamond discovery in 1906. Through the years more than 33,100 diamonds have been found at the Crater of Diamonds. 

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English (mainly northern) and Scottish: nickname for someone thought to resemble a fox, for example in cunning or slyness, or perhaps more obviously in having red hair, from northern Middle English tod(de) ‘fox’ (of unknown origin).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruby Todd in household of Abert Todd, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruby Todd in household of Albert Todd, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruby Todd in household of Albert Todd, "United States Census, 1920"

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