Ruby King

24 June 1900–3 September 1982 (Age 82)
Texas, United States

The Life of Ruby

When Ruby King was born on 24 June 1900, in Texas, United States, her father, Thomas Jefferson King, was 43 and her mother, Anna May Denham, was 31. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Goliad, Texas, United States in 1910 and Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 3 September 1982, in Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mathis, San Patricio, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Wofford
1903–
Ruby King
1900–1982

Spouse and Children

    Robert Wofford

    Male1903–Male

    Female1900–1982Female

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Jefferson King

    Male1857–1929Male

    Female1869–1953Female

siblings

(10)

    Male1887–1955Male

    Female1890–1970Female

    Willie King

    Female1892–Female

    Coleta King

    Female1895–Female

    Valine King

    Female1897–1987Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 1

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruby Wofford in household of Robert Wofford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruby T King in household of Thomas J King, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruby Thelma Wofford, "Texas Death Index, 1964-1998"

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