Ruby Caleria Whitchurch

30 July 1911–27 December 1987 (Age 76)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Ruby Caleria

When Ruby Caleria Whitchurch was born on 30 July 1911, in Oklahoma, United States, her father, Emory Clayton Whitchurch, was 32 and her mother, Ora B Taylor, was 29. She married Roy Alexander Collins on 7 October 1933, in Oklahoma, United States. She died on 27 December 1987, in Chico, Butte, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Roy Alexander Collins
1905–1977
Ruby Caleria Whitchurch
1911–1987
Marriage: 7 October 1933

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 October 1933
Oklahoma, United States

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 6

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1931

Age 20

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places named Whitchurch from having a ‘white’ (Old English hwīt) church, i.e. probably one built of stone, as for example in Dorset, Hampshire, Shropshire, and Somerset.

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

Sources (2)

  • Ruby Whitechurch in entry for Roy A Collins, "California, Napa and Butte Counties, Obituaries, 1866-1992"
  • Ruby C Collins in entry for Ora T Whitchurch, "California, Napa and Butte Counties, Obituaries, 1866-1992"

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