Ruby McGrath

1882–1913 (Age 31)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Ruby

When Ruby McGrath was born in 1882, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, Hiram Mcgrath, was 26 and her mother, Nettie Peck, was 22. She married Lewis Miles Shepard about 1902, in New York City, New York, United States. She lived in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1913, at the age of 31.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Miles Shepard
Ruby McGrath
Marriage: about 1902

Spouse and Children

about 1902
New York City, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Hiram Mcgrath


    Nettie Peck





    Mabel Mc Grath


    Charles Mcgrath


    Gertie Mc Grath


    Lottie Mc Grath


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 0

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.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 14

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Craith, a patronymic from a personal name, possibly Mac Raith ‘son of grace’, from rath ‘grace’, ‘prosperity’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruby Mc Grath in household of Hiram Mc Grath, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ruby Mcgrath in household of Hiram Mcgrath, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Miss Ruby McGrath in entry for Lewis Martin Shepard, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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