Ruth Elsie Williams

30 March 1890–26 February 1985 (Age 94)
Idaho, United States

The Life of Ruth Elsie

When Ruth Elsie Williams was born on 30 March 1890, in Idaho, United States, her father, Orville Dewey Williams, was 38 and her mother, Rhoda Jane Saunders, was 36. She married John Albert Sanford on 23 June 1915, in Allegany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States for about 5 years and Genesee, Allegany, New York, United States for about 20 years. She died on 26 February 1985, in Wellsville, Wellsville, Allegany, New York, United States, at the age of 94.

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John Albert Sanford
Ruth Elsie Williams
Marriage: 23 June 1915
John W Sanford
Richard Carroll Sanford

Spouse and Children

23 June 1915
Allegany, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

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.
1901 · City Hall Built

Age 11

The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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  • Ruth W Sanford in household of John A Sanford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth W Sanford in household of John A Sanford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth W Sanford in household of John A Sanford, "United States Census, 1940"

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