Ruby El Rita Patterson

16 August 1910–28 May 1986 (Age 75)
Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States

The Life of Ruby El Rita

When Ruby El Rita Patterson was born on 16 August 1910, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, her father, Albert John Patterson, was 30 and her mother, Jessie Myrtle White, was 21. She married Buford Chester Eaton on 3 June 1929, in Beaver, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Emery, Utah, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 9 Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 28 May 1986, at the age of 75, and was buried in Memorial Gardens, Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States.

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Buford Chester Eaton
Ruby El Rita Patterson
Marriage: 3 June 1929
Patsy Ruth Larson
Bruce Albert Eaton

Spouse and Children

3 June 1929
Beaver, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1911 · The Salt Lake International Airport

Age 1

The Salt Lake International Airport starts its history as a small airfield. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, It sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by the local residents.
1914 · The Ludlow Massacre

Age 4

On April 20, 1914, the Colorado national Guard and the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company guards, attacked striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado, killing 25 people, including miners, women, and children.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 21

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, the Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from a pet form of Pate , a short form of Patrick .2 Irish: in Ulster of English or Scottish origin; in County Galway, a surname taken by bearers of Gaelic Ó Caisín ‘descendant of the little curly-headed one’ (from Gaelic casán), which is usually Anglicized as Cussane.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elretta Ruby Patterson Frazier in household of William Pearson Frazier, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Rubbe Elreipta Eaton in household of Buford C Eaton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ruby Elretta Eaton in household of Buford Chester Eaton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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