Ruth Geraldine Mitchell

26 June 1898–October 1977 (Age 79)
Loami, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ruth Geraldine

When Ruth Geraldine Mitchell was born on 26 June 1898, in Loami, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, her father, Benjamin Mitchell, was 36 and her mother, Margaret Caroline Mahard, was 29. She married John Samuel McCollum on 22 May 1926, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Ferguson, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1940 and Branson, Taney, Missouri, United States in 1974. She died in October 1977, at the age of 79, and was buried in Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Loami, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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John Samuel McCollum
Ruth Geraldine Mitchell
Marriage: 22 May 1926
Mitchell Asbury McCollum
Gerald Leonard McCollum

Spouse and Children

22 May 1926
Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States


    Mitchell Asbury McCollum


    Gerald Leonard McCollum


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 6

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and Irish:1. from the Middle English, Old French personal name Michel, vernacular form of Michael . 2. nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’. 3. Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Mccollum in household of John Mccollum, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth McCollum in household of John McCollum, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth L Mitchell in household of Benjaman Mitchell, "United States Census, 1900"

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