Ruby May Epps

8 July 1896–13 July 1985 (Age 89)
East Saint Louis, St. Clair, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ruby May

Ruby May Epps was born on 8 July 1896, in East Saint Louis, St. Clair, Illinois, United States as the daughter of Edward Epps and Essie Bell Sweet. She had at least 2 sons with Frank Bodenschatz. She died on 13 July 1985, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Frank Bodenschatz
Ruby May Epps
Burton Frank Bodenschatz
George Edward Bodenschot

Spouse and Children

    Frank Bodenschatz





Parents and Siblings

    Edward Epps


    Essie Bell Sweet




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 10

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Apps or Ebbs .2 English: from the Old English personal name Eoppa or Old Danish Øpi.3 Dutch: patronymic from Epp(e), a pet form of the Germanic personal name Eberhardt .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Rudy May Wise in entry for Burton Frances Bodenschot and Alison Mabel Christmas, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Ruby May Epps, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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