Ruby Skelton

April 1897–June 1969 (Age 72)
Venango, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ruby

When Ruby Skelton was born in April 1897, in Venango, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Fred Seldon Skelton, was 30 and her mother, Hattie Sophronia Baker, was 28. She married Clair Averill Hotchkiss on 24 November 1920, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Venango, Venango, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Edinboro, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died in June 1969, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Edinboro Cemetery, Edinboro, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Clair Averill Hotchkiss
Ruby Skelton
Marriage: 24 November 1920
Mary Jane Hotchkiss

Spouse and Children

    Clair Averill Hotchkiss



24 November 1920
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Hattie Sophronia Baker




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 8

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from places in Cumbria and Yorkshire, originally named with the same elements as Shelton , but with a later change of ‘s’ to ‘sk’ under Scandinavian influence. The surname has also been established in Ireland for four or five centuries.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruby J Hotchkiss, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruby Skelton in household of Fred S Skelton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruby Skelton in household of Fred S Skelton, "United States Census, 1910"

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