Samuel Ruthford Titus

25 December 1876–1963 (Age 86)
Cass, Iowa, United States

The Life of Samuel Ruthford

When Samuel Ruthford Titus was born on 25 December 1876, in Cass, Iowa, United States, his father, William Omer Titus, was 29 and his mother, Francis M Robinson, was 28. He married June Lee Stapleton about 1897, in Summit Township, Burt, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Craig, Burt, Nebraska, United States in 1937 and Summit Township, Burt, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died in 1963, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Craig, Burt, Nebraska, United States.

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Samuel Ruthford Titus
June Lee Stapleton
Marriage: about 1897
Marjorie Lee Titus
Stanley Amasa Titus
William Omer Titus
Alene D Titus

Spouse and Children

about 1897
Summit Township, Burt, Nebraska, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Omer Titus


    Francis M Robinson




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 8

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 24

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

From the Greek name Titos, signifying "honoured"

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Titus in household of Francis Titus, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • Samuel R Fitus in household of Charles M Bixby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • S R Titus, "United States Census, 1940"

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