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
1859–1924
Ellen Richard Skinner
1863–1955
Marriage: 6 December 1883
Albert Carruth
1885–1886
Elizabeth May Carruth
1887–1972
Lou Etta Carruth
1889–1918
Leola Carruth
1891–1892
Mattie Carruth
1893–1975
Robert Clark Carruth
1895–1965
Thomas Bedford Carruth
1896–1964
Charlie Herod Carruth
1898–1984
Bonnie Aras Carruth
1900–1979
Thelma Carruth
1903–1957
Leslie Sam Carruth
1904–1998

Spouse and Children

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

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

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.
1863

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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