Ruth Mae Phillips

4 April 1918–18 March 2000 (Age 82)
Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States

The Life of Ruth Mae

When Ruth Mae Phillips was born on 4 April 1918, in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, her father, Woodard Warren Phillips, was 24 and her mother, Bertha Etta Brewer, was 24. She married Rufus Lathen Williams on 18 March 1934, in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States. She died on 18 March 2000, in Muscle Shoals, Colbert, Alabama, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Tuscumbia, Colbert, Alabama, United States.

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Rufus Lathen Williams
Ruth Mae Phillips
Marriage: 18 March 1934

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    Rufus Lathen Williams



18 March 1934
Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

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

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, North German, and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Philip . In North America this name has also absorbed cognate names from other European languages, for example Italian Filippi , Polish Filipowicz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Williams in household of Latham R Williams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Phillipps in household of Woodard Phillipps, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Phillips in household of Woodard Phillips, "United States Census, 1920"

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