Ruth Almira Church

17 April 1896–28 May 1987 (Age 91)
Coos, Oregon, United States

The Life of Ruth Almira

When Ruth Almira Church was born on 17 April 1896, in Coos, Oregon, United States, her father, William Henry Church, was 46 and her mother, Sarah Dewey Philura Collver, was 35. She married Edgar Ray Barnes on 25 December 1915, in Madras, Jefferson, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Jefferson, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 2, Deschutes, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 28 May 1987, in Sumner, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Edgar Ray Barnes
Ruth Almira Church
Marriage: 25 December 1915
Robert Francis Barnes
Roland Orace Barnes

Spouse and Children

    Edgar Ray Barnes



25 December 1915
Madras, Jefferson, Oregon, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 1

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic surname for someone who lived near a church. The word comes from Old English cyrice, ultimately from medieval Greek kyrikon, for earlier kyriakōn (dōma) ‘(house) of the Lord’, from kyrios ‘lord’.2 Translation of German Kirch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth A Barnes in household of Edgar R Barnes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth A Barnes in household of Edger R Barnes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth A Barnes in household of Edgar R Barnes, "United States Census, 1940"

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