Ruth Emily Sumner

21 November 1891–25 April 1978 (Age 86)
Blum, Hill, Texas, United States

The Life of Ruth Emily

When Ruth Emily Sumner was born on 21 November 1891, in Blum, Hill, Texas, United States, her father, Benjamin Floyd Sumner, was 24 and her mother, Mary Ellen Montgomery Carter, was 19. She married Walter Harrison Thompson on 20 January 1914, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 7, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1920 and Highland Park, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 25 April 1978, in Irving, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Milford, Ellis, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Harrison Thompson
Ruth Emily Sumner
Marriage: 20 January 1914
Mary Ellen Montgomery Thompson
Walter Harrison Thompson
Charles Sumner Thompson

Spouse and Children

20 January 1914
Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Floyd Sumner


    Mary Ellen Montgomery Carter





    Elizabeth Montgomery Sumner


    Annette Sumner Sears


    Rachel Annette Sumner


    Patty Sumner


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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 23

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a summoner, an official who was responsible for ensuring the appearance of witnesses in court, Middle English sumner, sumnor.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth E Summer in household of Ben * Summer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth Thompson in household of Walter H Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth S Thompson in household of Walter Thompson, "United States Census, 1930"

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