Ruth Dudley Conway

31 March 1904–9 September 1989 (Age 85)
Franklin, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Ruth Dudley

When Ruth Dudley Conway was born on 31 March 1904, in Franklin, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Polk Conway Sr, was 60 and her mother, Ida Mae Triplett, was 27. She married Carl C Yount on 8 December 1920. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 2 Forks of Elkhorn, Franklin, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 9 September 1989, at the age of 85, and was buried in Warren Park, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Carl C Yount
Ruth Dudley Conway
Marriage: 8 December 1920
Carl Yount

Spouse and Children

8 December 1920


    Carl Yount


Parents and Siblings

    James Polk Conway Sr





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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 8

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of various Gaelic names, such as Mac Conmidhe ( see McNamee ); Ó Connmhaigh or Mac Connmhaigh (‘descendant (or son) of Connmhach’, a personal name derived from connmach ‘headsmashing’), also Anglicized as Conoo; and Ó Conbhuide (‘descendant of Cú Bhuidhe’, a personal name composed of the elements ‘hound’ + buidhe ‘yellow’).2 Welsh: habitational name from Conwy (formerly Conway), a fortified town on the coast of North Wales, itself named for the river on which it stands.3 Scottish: habitational name from Conway in the parish of Beauly, recorded c.1215 as Coneway and in 1291 as Convathe. It probably gets its name from Gaelic coinmheadh ‘billet’, ‘free quarters’, being so named as the district in which the local lord's household troops were billeted.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Yount in household of Carl Yount, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Yount in household of Carl Yount, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Conway in household of Polk Conway, "United States Census, 1910"

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