Ruth Lay

1877–
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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Family Time Line

Charles Bynum
1875–
Ruth Lay
1877–
Marriage: 1900
Frankie Bynum
1898–
John Bynum
1903–
Louise Bynum
1905–
Reuben Bynum
1910–
Maragrette Bynum
1914–
Charles Bynum
1916–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1900
Terrell, Georgia, United States
children

(6)

    Female1898–Female

    John Bynum

    Male1903–Male

    Louise Bynum

    Female1905–Female

    Reuben Bynum

    Male1910–Male

    Maragrette Bynum

    Female1914–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+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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