Marian Ruth Dustin

9 January 1907–26 June 2003 (Age 96)
Shoals, Martin, Indiana, United States

The Life of Marian Ruth

When Marian Ruth Dustin was born on 9 January 1907, in Shoals, Martin, Indiana, United States, her father, William Dustin, was 22 and her mother, Emma H Westhafer, was 25. She married Horace Porter Hod Piatt on 7 March 1936. She lived in Center Township, Martin, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Mitcheltree Township, Martin, Indiana, United States in 1920. She died on 26 June 2003, in Loogootee, Martin, Indiana, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Shoals, Martin, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace Porter Hod Piatt
Marian Ruth Dustin
Marriage: 7 March 1936

Spouse and Children

    Horace Porter Hod Piatt



7 March 1936

Parents and Siblings


    Emma H Westhafer




    Dorothy Hope Dustin



    William Keith Dustin


    Frances Faith Dustin


World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 25

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

1 English: possibly from a medieval personal name Tustin, derived via Old French Toustin from Old Norse Þorsteinn ‘Thor's stone’. Compare Thurston .2 Altered form of French D’Estaing, a topographic name, with the preposition d(e) ‘from’, for someone who lived by a pond, Old French esta(i)ng, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word, for example Estaing in Aveyron and Hautes Pyrénées.3 French: habitational name, with preposition de, for someone from Stain in the Belgian province of Namur.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Dustin in household of Willie Dustin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Marian R Dustin in household of William Dustin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marian Ruth Piatt, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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