Ruby Prunner

5 July 1895–5 February 1953 (Age 57)

The Life of Ruby

When Ruby Prunner was born on 5 July 1895, in Canada, her father, James Nelson Prunner, was 58 and her mother, Nancy Agnes Fetterley, was 43. She married William John Wellington Dillabough on 12 June 1912, in Osnabruck, Stormont, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Dundas, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Massena, St. Lawrence, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 February 1953, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

William John Wellington Dillabough
Ruby Prunner
Marriage: 12 June 1912
Douglas William Dillabough
Wilda Dillabough
Anna Violet Dillabough
Tilda Dillabough
Nelson J Dillabough
Lawrence Allen Dillabough
Marjorie J. Dillabough

Spouse and Children

12 June 1912
Osnabruck, Stormont, Ontario, Canada



    Wilda Dillabough


    Anna Violet Dillabough


    Tilda Dillabough


    Nelson J Dillabough


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

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.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 11

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

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

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived beside a spring or well, Middle High German brun(ne) ‘spring’, or habitational name for someone from a place named with this word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruby Dillabough in household of William Dillabough, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruby Dillabough in household of William Dillabough, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruby Prunner in household of Milson J Prunner, "Canada Census, 1901"

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