Robert Phelps Carruth

12 August 1859–25 June 1924 (Age 64)
Celina, Collin, Texas, United States

The Life of Robert Phelps

When Robert Phelps Carruth was born on 12 August 1859, in Celina, Collin, Texas, United States, his father, George Michael Carruth, was 26 and his mother, Mary Louisa Phelps, was 22. He married Ellen Richard Skinner on 6 December 1883, in Pilot Point, Denton, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 4, Collin, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 June 1924, in Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Celina, Collin, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Phelps Carruth
Ellen Richard Skinner
Marriage: 6 December 1883
Albert Carruth
Elizabeth May Carruth
Lou Etta Carruth
Leola Carruth
Mattie Carruth
Robert Clark Carruth
Thomas Bedford Carruth
Charlie Herod Carruth
Bonnie Aras Carruth
Thelma Carruth
Leslie Sam Carruth

Spouse and Children

6 December 1883
Pilot Point, Denton, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 2

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 22

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from the lands of Carruth in the parish of Kilmacolm in Renfrewshire.

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

Sources (3)

  • R P Caruth, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert Carruth in household of George Carruth, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Robt F Caruth in household of George M Caruth, "United States Census, 1860"

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