Ruby Mae Fry

8 January 1918–28 April 2009 (Age 91)
Rising Star, Eastland, Texas, United States

The Life of Ruby Mae

When Ruby Mae Fry was born on 8 January 1918, in Rising Star, Eastland, Texas, United States, her father, Richard Benjamin Fry, was 36 and her mother, Ruby Ann Walker, was 33. She married William Lee Cole on 24 December 1934, in Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Santa Anna, Coleman, Texas, United States in 1920 and Supervisorial District 1, Graham, Arizona, United States in 1940. She died on 28 April 2009, in Waitsburg, Walla Walla, Washington, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Alta Mesa, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, United States.

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William Lee Cole
Ruby Mae Fry
Marriage: 24 December 1934
Billie Jean Cole

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24 December 1934
Safford, Graham, Arizona, 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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1919 · Seattle General Strike

Age 1

The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly south and southwestern England): variant of Free , from the Old English byform frīg.2 English: nickname for a small person, from Middle English fry ‘small person’, ‘child’, ‘offspring’ (Old Norse frjó ‘seed’).3 Americanized spelling of German Frei , Frey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruby May Fry Cole in household of William Lee Cole, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Ruby Mae Fry Cole in household of William Lee Cole, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Ruby Mae Cole in household of William L Cole, "United States Census, 1940"

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