Ruth Alice Brown

27 October 1891–May 1974 (Age 82)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Ruth Alice

When Ruth Alice Brown was born on 27 October 1891, in Missouri, United States, her father, Jacob Steelsmith Brown, was 41 and her mother, Emma Zetta Blackledge, was 29. She married John L. Scott on 17 November 1915, in DeKalb, Missouri, United States. She lived in Adams Township, DeKalb, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Clarksdale, DeKalb, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died in May 1974, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Clarksdale, DeKalb, Missouri, United States.

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John L. Scott
Ruth Alice Brown
Marriage: 17 November 1915

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    John L. Scott



17 November 1915
DeKalb, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 13

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Brown in household of Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth A Scott in household of John L Scott, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Brown in household of Josef S Brown, "United States Census, 1900"

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