Ruella Watkins

8 May 1872–14 February 1957 (Age 84)
Knox, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ruella

When Ruella Watkins was born on 8 May 1872, in Knox, Ohio, United States, her father, George Dallas Morgan Watkins, was 28 and her mother, Mary Comfort Martin, was 26. She married Clarance B. Lemaster on 16 December 1891, in Middlebury Township, Knox, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Chester Township, Morrow, Ohio, United States for about 20 years and Chesterville, Chester Township, Morrow, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 14 February 1957, in Chesterville, Morrow, Ohio, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in North Fork Cemetery, Chesterville, Morrow, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clarance B. Lemaster
Ruella Watkins
Marriage: 16 December 1891

Spouse and Children

16 December 1891
Middlebury Township, Knox, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George Dallas Morgan Watkins


    Mary Comfort Martin




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

English (also frequent in Wales): patronymic from the personal name Watkin .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ruie Lemasters, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruie Lemasters in household of Clarence B Lemasters, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Revella Lemasters in household of Clarence Lemasters, "United States Census, 1920"

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