Mattie Elizabeth Ruebush

11 May 1888–23 January 1974 (Age 85)
Hallettsville, Lavaca, Texas, United States

The Life of Mattie Elizabeth

When Mattie Elizabeth Ruebush was born on 11 May 1888, in Hallettsville, Lavaca, Texas, United States, her father, Abraham Christian Ruebush, was 46 and her mother, Annie Goodrich Griswold, was 26. She had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Dan B Smith. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Tom Green, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 23 January 1974, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Dan B Smith
Mattie Elizabeth Ruebush
James Ollie Smith
Clyde D Smith
Velma Jane Smith
Walter I Smith
Cecil Simpson Smith
Gladys Smith

Spouse and Children



    James Ollie Smith


    Clyde D Smith


    Velma Jane Smith


    Walter I Smith


    Cecil Simpson Smith


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 6

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

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

Americanized spelling of German Rubusch, of Slavic origin, probably an occupational name for a stonemason, from a verb meaning ‘to hew’ (Czech rubati).

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

Sources (3)

  • Mattie Smith in household of Cecil S Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mattie Spencer in entry for James Ollie Smith, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Mattie in entry for Daniel Smith, "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994"

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