Ruth King

7 September 1916–22 September 1993 (Age 77)
Halifax, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth King was born on 7 September 1916, in Halifax, North Carolina, United States, her father, Joseph Henry King, was 31 and her mother, Hattie Stansbury, was 26. She married William Dodson Tippet on 24 September 1953, in Greensville, Virginia, United States. She lived in Griffins Township, Nash, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Enfield, Halifax, North Carolina, United States in 1993. She died on 22 September 1993, in Roanoke Rapids, Halifax, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Enfield, Halifax, North Carolina, United States.

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William Dodson Tippet
Ruth King
Marriage: 24 September 1953

Spouse and Children

24 September 1953
Greensville, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 2

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Hattie R King in household of Hattie King, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Louisa King in household of Joe King, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth King in household of Joe King, "United States Census, 1920"

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