Ruel Michael Barrus

14 November 1850–23 May 1916 (Age 65)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Ruel Michael

When Ruel Michael Barrus was born on 14 November 1850, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Emery Barrus, was 41 and his mother, Huldah Abigail Nickerson, was 34. He married Ida Princetta Hunter on 1 February 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States for about 40 years. He died on 23 May 1916, in Groveland, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Groveland, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ruel Michael Barrus
Ida Princetta Hunter
Marriage: 1 February 1883
Ida Pearl Barrus
Martha Louisa Barrus
Hulda Leola Barrus
Ruel Melvin Barrus
Rosel Hyde Barrus
Emery Barrus
Noble Hunter Barrus
Murray Davis Barrus
Benjamin Franklin Barrus
Helen Barrus

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 February 1883Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 7
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 18
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Barrows .

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

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    Story Highlight

    FREEMAN NICKERSON (1779-1847) (Taken from "NICKERSON FAMILY HISTORY", published 1976)

    Sources: Esther Barrus Warner Caroline Hubbard Papers 1860 Lydia Knight in Journal History of the Church 1833 ENSIGN, Magazine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Nov 1973 This …

    Sources (69)

    • Ruel M Barrus in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Ruel M Barrus, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Ruel M. Barrus in entry for Noble Hunter Barrus and Hazel Delilah Larson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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