Travers Ruck DARLING

29 April 1859–
North Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Travers Ruck

When Travers Ruck DARLING was born on 29 April 1859, in North Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Wheeler Darling Jr, was 38 and his mother, Abby Amanda Ide, was 31. He married Mary Jane Thayer on 13 December 1890. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Rhode Island, United States in 1859 and Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1880.

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Travers Ruck DARLING
Mary Jane Thayer
Marriage: 13 December 1890
Ada Amanda Alice Darling

Spouse and Children

13 December 1890
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


    Ada Amanda Alice Darling


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World Events (8)

1862 · US Naval Academy

Age 3

The US Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island from its original in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1862.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 31

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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English derling, Old English dēorling ‘darling’, ‘beloved one’, a derivative of dēor ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ ( see Dear 1). This was quite a common Old English byname, which remained current as a personal name into the 14th century. The surname probably derives at least in part from this use, probably in part also from a Middle English nickname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Travers R Darling in household of Abby A Darling, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Traverse Ruck Darling, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • Travers R. Darling, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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