Ada Zuella Duren

6 May 1895–23 October 1964 (Age 69)
Temple, Bell, Texas, United States

The Life of Ada Zuella

When Ada Zuella Duren was born on 6 May 1895, in Temple, Bell, Texas, United States, her father, Joseph William Duren, was 24 and her mother, Janetta Belle Petty, was 26. She married John Grady Bostick on 20 July 1913, in Bell, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, McLennan, Texas, United States for about 10 years and San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 23 October 1964, in Temple, Bell, Texas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Troy, Bell, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Grady Bostick
Ada Zuella Duren
Marriage: 20 July 1913
Vera May Bostick
Virginia Naomi Bostick

Spouse and Children

20 July 1913
Bell, Texas, United States


    Vera May Bostick


    Virginia Naomi Bostick


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph William Duren





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 6

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 19

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Name Meaning

German (Düren): habitational name from any of numerous places named Düren in northern Germany, in particular the one near Cologne.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ada Bostick in household of John Bostick, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ada Postick in household of John G Postick, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ada Bostick in household of John G Bostick, "United States Census, 1920"

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