Ruth Tarpley

1895–1986 (Age 91)
Yazoo City, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth

When Ruth Tarpley was born in 1895, her father, Arthur Bell Tarpley, was 35 and her mother, Mary Lula Deery, was 35. She married Charles David Hull on 22 August 1923, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. She died in 1986, in Yazoo City, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Yazoo City, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States.

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Charles David Hull
Ruth Tarpley
Marriage: 22 August 1923
Louise Deery Hull

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 August 1923Davidson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 1
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop
    Age 12
    When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 24
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northamptonshire): habitational name from Tarporley in Cheshire. The origin of the placename is uncertain, but it may derive from Old English thorpera, genitive plural of thorpere ‘person who lives in an outlying farmstead’ (from a derivative of thorp ‘secondary settlement, outlying farmstead’) + lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’. This surname is now rare in Britain and Ireland.

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

    Sources (7)

    • Ruth Tarpley in household of Andrew Tarpley, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Ruth Torpley, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Ruth Tarpley in household of Arther B Tarpley, "United States Census, 1910"

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