Ruby May Atkins

1890–1960 (Age 70)
Mexia, Limestone, Texas, United States

The Life of Ruby May

When Ruby May Atkins was born on 3 May 1890, in Mexia, Limestone, Texas, United States, her father, Robert Bell Atkins, was 31 and her mother, Catherine May McDowell, was 34. She married Quitman Elbert Winningham on 5 July 1908, in Terral, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Oklahoma, Rural Township, Kingman, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Potter, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 27 August 1960, in Ryan, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Terral, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States.

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Ruby May Atkins
Quitman Elbert Winningham
Marriage: 5 July 1908
Clarence Eugene Winningham
Gladys Ione Winningham
Edmond Lawrence Winningham
Loyce Pauline Winningham
Glen Marvin Winningham
James Robert Winningham
Hazel Lorene Winningham
Nina Faye Winningham
Kenneth Fred Winningham
Glenna K Winningham

Spouse & Children

5 July 1908
Terral, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States


+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1859–1951Male

  • Catherine May McDowell




  • Female1890–1960Female

  • Carl Reynolds Atkins


World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 4

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 19

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruby Winningham in household of Gilmon L Winningham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruby M Winningham in household of Quitman E Winningham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rubby M Winningham in household of Quetinos Winningham, "United States Census, 1930"

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