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
1900–1980
Ruby Ara Todd
1904–1996
Marriage: 5 June 1926

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 June 1926
Shelby, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Albert Pinkney Todd

    Male1883–1959Male

    Gertrude Agatha Beal

    Female1888–1958Female

siblings

(4)

    Female1904–1996Female

    Milton Albert Todd

    Male1906–1958Male

    Carl Orville Todd

    Male1908–1986Male

    Bonnie Ella Todd

    Female1919–1988Female

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. 
1929

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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