Ruth Emma Nields

18 August 1900–12 July 1993 (Age 92)
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ruth Emma

When Ruth Emma Nields was born on 18 August 1900, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, her father, Henry Clay Nields, was 25 and her mother, Bertha C Wuerffel, was 23. She married Frank R. De Silva on 30 December 1918, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910. She died on 12 July 1993, in El Cajon, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Frank R. De Silva
Ruth Emma Nields
Marriage: 30 December 1918

Spouse and Children

    Frank R. De Silva



30 December 1918
Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Clay Nields


    Bertha C Wuerffel





    Charles Oscar Nields


    Esther M Nields


    Harry Clay Nields


    Clarence Webster Nields


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 6

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English feldes, plural or possessive of feld ‘open country’. This name is also found as a translation of equivalent names in other languages, in particular French Deschamps , Duchamp .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth E A Nields in household of Harry C Nields, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth Nields in entry for Paul James Stockwell and Peggy Blanche King, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Ruth Nields in entry for Donald Wayne King and Doris Blanche De Silva, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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