Ruth Ann Woodruff

10 August 1823–3 February 1908 (Age 84)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Ruth Ann

When Ruth Ann Woodruff was born on 10 August 1823, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Daniel Woodruff, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Ann Mills, was 40. She married Henry Myers on 20 June 1857. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Freedom, Portage, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Hudson, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1880. She died on 3 February 1908, at the age of 84, and was buried in Freedom Township, Portage, Ohio, United States.

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Henry Myers
Ruth Ann Woodruff
Marriage: 20 June 1857
Daniel Woodruff Myers
Elizabeth A Myers
Elizabeth A Meyers Kuhn Cheney

Spouse and Children

20 June 1857


    Daniel Woodruff Myers


    Elizabeth A Myers


    Elizabeth A Meyers Kuhn Cheney


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 6

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of land where woodruff grew, Old English wudurofe (a compound of wudu ‘wood’ with a second element of unknown origin). The leaves of the plant have a sweet smell and the surname may also have been a nickname for one who used it as a perfume, or perhaps an ironical nickname for a malodorous person.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ann R W Myers in household of Henry Myers, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ruth A Woodruff in household of Daniel Woodruff, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Anna R. W. Myers, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

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