Ruby Arthur

Brief Life History of Ruby

When Ruby Arthur was born on 21 February 1925, in Lane, DeWitt, Illinois, United States, her father, Coleman Younger Arthur, was 26 and her mother, Nettie Cleo Miller, was 19. She lived in Creek Township, DeWitt, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 1 February 1985, in Plainfield, Will, Illinois, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Illinois, United States.

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Coleman Younger Arthur
Nettie Cleo Miller
Ruby Arthur
Vernell Edmond Taylor Arthur
Homer Eugene Arthur
Charles Jacob Arthur
Rosetta Arthur
Virgil Dean Arthur
Mervin Leslie Arthur

Sources (2)

  • Ruby I Arthur in household of Coleman Arthur, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruby Aurthur in household of Coalman Aurthur, "United States Census, 1940"

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Name Meaning

Scottish, Irish, English, German, and French: from the ancient Celtic personal name Arthur. The origin of the name is disputed, but it may be derived from the Latin name Artorius, or it may derive from an old Celtic word meaning ‘bear’ (compare Gaelic art, Welsh arth, both of which mean ‘bear’). It has been in regular use as a personal name in Britain since the early Middle Ages, owing its popularity in large part to the legendary exploits of King Arthur, which gave rise to a prolific literature in Welsh, French, English, German, and other languages. In many cases this is a shortened form of Scottish or Irish McArthur , the patronymic Mac- often being dropped in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries under English influence.

West African (Ghana): Anglicized form of the Akan (Fante) name Atta .

History: President Chester Alan Arthur (1830–86) was the son of a VT Baptist preacher, William Arthur (1797–1875), who emigrated from Ballymena in northern Ireland c. 1815.

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

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