Dennis Burris Ruark

9 August 1874–23 May 1948 (Age 73)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

The Life of Dennis Burris

When Dennis Burris Ruark was born on 9 August 1874, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Ruark, was 40 and his mother, Mary Adelia Messenger, was 38. He married Nettie M Marney on 26 December 1896, in Colfax, Whitman, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States for about 10 years. In 1918, at the age of 44, his occupation is listed as grade forman for great northern express in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States. He died on 23 May 1948, in Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dennis Burris Ruark
Nettie M Marney
Marriage: 26 December 1896
Mona Ruark
John Thomas Ruark
Oscar A Ruark

Spouse and Children

26 December 1896
Colfax, Whitman, Washington, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1887 · Monotype Type-Casting Machine

Age 13

June 7, 1887, Tolbert Lanston patented his Monotype machine. It typed individual characters instead of lines like the Linotype machine.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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: reduced and altered form of O’Rourke .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Daniel B Ruark, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dennis B Ruark, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dennis B Ruark in household of Thos Ruark, "United States Census, 1880"

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