James Otto Ruble

21 July 1897–1947 (Age 49)
Time, Pike, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Otto

When James Otto Ruble was born on 21 July 1897, in Time, Pike, Illinois, United States, his father, William McClellan Ruble, was 33 and his mother, Susannah Main, was 31. He married Minnie Marie Ament on 5 July 1919, in Louisa, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died in 1947, at the age of 50, and was buried in Wapello Cemetery, Wapello, Iowa Territory, United States.

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James Otto Ruble
Minnie Marie Ament
Marriage: 5 July 1919
James Ament Ruble
William Marshall Ruble
Lola Marie Ruble
Robert Gene Ruble
Thomas Lloyd Ruble
Bessie Mae Ruble
Mary Sue Ruble

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5 July 1919
Louisa, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Age 3

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

1 South German: metonymic occupational name for a beet grower, from Middle High German ruobe ‘beet’ + the diminutive suffix -le.2 German (Rüble): from the personal name Rubele, Rübele, pet forms of Ruprecht ( see Rupprecht ).3 Americanized spelling of Rubel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James O Ruble, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Ruble, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Otto Ruble in household of Wm Ruble, "United States Census, 1900"

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