Ruth Lucina Beale

Brief Life History of Ruth Lucina

When Ruth Lucina Beale was born on 12 December 1895, in Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States, her father, John Calvin Beale, was 39 and her mother, Eldora Emma Phelps, was 29. She married Floyde Lowell Atwood on 9 December 1920, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Upland, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1930 and Upland Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1940. She died on 1 October 1945, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Floyde Lowell Atwood
1896–1972
Ruth Lucina Beale
1895–1945
Marriage: 9 December 1920
Louise Virginia Atwood
1924–1994
James Warren Atwood
1925–1954

Sources (11)

  • Ruth L Beale in household of Eldora P Beale, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth L Beale, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Ruth Beale Atwood, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

either from Middle English bel(e) ‘fair, beautiful’ used as a woman's name, or from a pet form of an Old French, Middle English female personal name ending in -bel, especially Isabel .

nickname from Middle English bel(e) ‘fair, beautiful’ (Old French bele).

variant of Beal 1.

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

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