Don Ruben Sheeks

Brief Life History of Don Ruben

When Don Ruben Sheeks was born on 17 April 1899, in Lerna, Coles, Illinois, United States, his father, Ruben Curtis Sheeks, was 30 and his mother, Lillie Celeste Cain, was 20. He married Marie Brooks on 3 September 1925, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Owen, Indiana, United States in 1920 and District 15 Election District, Baltimore, Maryland, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1923. He died on 10 March 1964, in Essex, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Eastpoint, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

Don Ruben Sheeks
Marie Brooks
Marriage: 3 September 1925
Lillie Bernice Sheeks
Dona Marie Sheeks
Thresa Myrtle Sheeks
Donald Arthur Sheeks

Sources (16)

  • Don Sheeks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Don Sheeks, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Don Sheiks, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.


Historical Boundaries: 1909: Baltimore, Maryland, United States


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of Sheek .

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

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My Grandpa

I'll always remember sitting in his lap at his roll top desk. He always had a lot of rifles in his office too.

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