Ruby Leeila Odom

27 May 1904–5 March 1999 (Age 94)
Grand Saline, Van Zandt, Texas, United States

The Life of Ruby Leeila

When Ruby Leeila Odom was born on 27 May 1904, in Grand Saline, Van Zandt, Texas, United States, her father, Jehu Mcadoo Alonzo Odom Jr., was 43 and her mother, Nancy Emmeline Fite, was 41. She married John Davis Wages on 26 August 1923, in Van Zandt, Texas, United States. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Van Zandt, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Lamesa, Dawson, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 5 March 1999, in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Myrtle Springs Cemetery, Myrtle Springs, Van Zandt, Texas, United States.

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John Davis Wages
Ruby Leeila Odom
Marriage: 26 August 1923

Spouse and Children

26 August 1923
Van Zandt, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 1

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone who had done well for himself by marrying the daughter of a prominent figure in the local community, from Middle English odam ‘son-in-law’ (Old English āðum).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruby L Wages in household of John D Wages, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rubby Odom in household of Lou Odom, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruby L Odom in household of John M A Odom, "United States Census, 1920"

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