Ethel Ruby Dixon

12 May 1891–7 June 1984 (Age 93)
Lake, Oregon, United States

The Life of Ethel Ruby

When Ethel Ruby Dixon was born on 12 May 1891, in Lake, Oregon, United States, her father, Sylvester Dixon, was 50 and her mother, Mary Frances Glaze, was 35. She married William Porter Gibson on 15 October 1904, in Lake, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Lake, California, United States in 1910 and Los Angeles, California, United States in 1998. She died on 7 June 1984, in Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in IOOF Memory Gardens Cemetery, Livermore, Alameda, California, United States.

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William Porter Gibson
Ethel Ruby Dixon
Marriage: 15 October 1904
Cleo L Gibson
Erno William Gibson
Elmer Francis Gibson

Spouse and Children

    William Porter Gibson



15 October 1904
Lake, Oregon, United States


    Cleo L Gibson



    Elmer Francis Gibson


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 7

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Dick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ethel R Gibson in household of William Gibson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ethel R Collins, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"
  • Ethel J Collins, "BillionGraves Index"

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