Ruth Hughes

1 May 1814–13 October 1904 (Age 90)
Eastchurch, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ruth

When Ruth Hughes was born on 1 May 1814, in Eastchurch, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, Richard Hughes, was 28 and her mother, Mary Turner, was 22. She married William Hayward on 17 March 1837, in Eastchurch, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Richfield Election Precinct, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 13 October 1904, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Hayward
Ruth Hughes
Marriage: 17 March 1837
Hannah Hayward
Emma Hayward

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1837Eastchurch, Kent, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 19
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 29
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: variant of Hugh with genitival or excrescent -s.Irish and Scottish: adopted as an equivalent of Gaelic surnames based on the personal name Aodh ‘fire’, for example Ó hAodha, Mac Aodha; see McCoy and compare McHugh .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Hannah Hayward Baker

    Daughter of William Hayward and Ruth Hughes Born 23 February 1839, Sheerness, England Died 14 March 1918, Richfield, Utah Married William George Baker (A brief sketch of the life of my grandmother Bak …

    Sources (18)

    • Ruth Hayward in household of Wm. G. Baker, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Ruth Hughs in entry for Hannah H. Baker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Ruth Hayward in household of William Hayward, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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