Ruth Myrtle Mitchell

10 August 1887–30 September 1954 (Age 67)
Martins Ferry, Pease Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ruth Myrtle

When Ruth Myrtle Mitchell was born on 10 August 1887, in Martins Ferry, Pease Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States, her father, Matthew Clark Mitchell, was 47 and her mother, Mary Ellis Kennon, was 30. She married John Dana Tomlinson on 2 June 1915, in Martins Ferry, Pease Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Highland Park, Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 30 September 1954, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Saint Clairsville, Belmont, Ohio, United States.

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John Dana Tomlinson
Ruth Myrtle Mitchell
Marriage: 2 June 1915
Ruth Mitchell Manley Tomlinson
Ruth Myrtle Mitchell Tomlinson
John Dana Tomlinson Jr

Spouse and Children

2 June 1915
Martins Ferry, Pease Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States


    Ruth Mitchell Manley Tomlinson


    Ruth Myrtle Mitchell Tomlinson


    John Dana Tomlinson Jr


Parents and Siblings

    Matthew Clark Mitchell





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World Events (8)

1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit

Age 2

The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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 Tomlinson in household of John Tomlinson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Tomlinson in household of J Dana Tomlinson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth M Tomlinson in household of John D Tomlinson, "United States Census, 1920"

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