Ruby Bell Giles

1 May 1890–23 July 1953 (Age 63)
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia, United States

The Life of Ruby Bell

When Ruby Bell Giles was born on 1 May 1890, in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia, United States, her father, Thomas Augustus Giles, was 27 and her mother, Mary Jane Gower, was 26. She married Anderson A Williams on 19 March 1905. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in District 407, Gwinnett, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Gwinnett, Georgia, United States in 1953. She died on 23 July 1953, in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia, United States.

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Robert Henry Wade
Ruby Bell Giles
Rubie Oluleta Wade
Mary Susannah Wade
Elizabeth Magaline Wade

Spouse and Children



    Rubie Oluleta Wade


    Mary Susannah Wade



Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Augustus Giles


    Mary Jane Gower




World Events (8)

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 3

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from a medieval personal name of which the original form was Latin Aegidius (from Greek aigidion ‘kid’, ‘young goat’). This was the name of a 7th-century Provençal hermit, whose cult popularized the name in a variety of more or less mutilated forms: Gidi and Gidy in southern France, Gil(l)i in the area of the Alpes-Maritimes, and Gil(l)e elsewhere. This last form was taken over to England by the Normans, but by the 12th century it was being confused with the Germanic names Gisel, a short form of Gilbert , and Gilo, which is from Gail (as in Gaillard ).2 Irish: adopted as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Glaisne, a County Louth name, based on glas ‘green’, ‘blue’, ‘gray’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruby B Williams in household of Thomas A Giles, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruby B Williams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruby B Giles in household of Thomas A Giles, "United States Census, 1900"

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