Ruth Lay

Terrell, Georgia, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Lay was born in 1877, in Terrell, Georgia, United States, her father, John Willis Lay, was 50 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Walker, was 43. She married Charles Bynum in 1900, in Terrell, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in District 1459, Terrell, Georgia, United States for about 10 years and Cairo, Thomas, Georgia, United States in 1920.

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Charles Bynum
Ruth Lay
Marriage: 1900
Frankie Bynum
John Bynum
Louise Bynum
Reuben Bynum
Maragrette Bynum
Charles Bynum

Spouse and Children

Terrell, Georgia, United States



    John Bynum


    Louise Bynum


    Reuben Bynum


    Maragrette Bynum


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+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 16

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 31

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Lee .2 Scottish: reduced variant of McClay .3 French: habitational name from places so named in Loire, Meurthe-et-Moselle, and Pyrénées-Atlantique.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Bynam in household of Charlie R P Bynam, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth Bynum in household of Charles Bynum, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Bynum in household of Charles R Bynum, "United States Census, 1920"

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