Ruth Eleanor Rhodes

3 March 1894–15 December 1955 (Age 61)
Fayette, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ruth Eleanor

When Ruth Eleanor Rhodes was born on 3 March 1894, in Fayette, Illinois, United States, her father, Mccomas Rhodes, was 45 and her mother, Sarah Jane Williams, was 42. She married Albert Brown about 1918, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Hurricane Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 15 December 1955, in Ramsey, Fayette, Illinois, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Ramsey Cemetery, Fayette, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Brown
Ruth Eleanor Rhodes
Marriage: about 1918
Fae Brown

Spouse and Children

about 1918
Illinois, United States


    Fae Brown


Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Jane Williams




    Sarah E. Rhodes



    Frances D. Rhodes



    Susannah Rhodes


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 16

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 18

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing in woodland ( see Rode 3). This, the most common form of the name, has been influenced in spelling by the English name of the Greek island of Rhodes (Greek Rhodos), with which there is no connection. There is no connection, either, with modern English road (Old English rād ‘riding’), which was not used to denote a thoroughfare until the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth E Brown in household of Albert Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Brown in household of Albert Brown, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Brown in household of Mccomis Rhoads, "United States Census, 1920"

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