Ruth Waters

14 July 1897–3 February 1985 (Age 87)
Hertford, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth

When Ruth Waters was born on 14 July 1897, in Hertford, North Carolina, United States, her father, Hyman Tillar Waters, was 29 and her mother, Pattie Roberta Pruden, was 23. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Linwood Lyn Bond. She lived in Rockfish Township, Duplin, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and Tarboro, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States in 1930. She died on 3 February 1985, in Edenton, Chowan, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Tarboro, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States.

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Linwood Lyn Bond
Ruth Waters
Ruth Waters Bond
Edward Griffith Bond
Lyn Bond Jr

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 1
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established
Age 21
Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
Age 23
The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Water 1 and 2, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.Irish: when not the English surname, this is an Anglicized form of various Gaelic names taken to be derived from uisce ‘water’ (see for example Haskin , Hiskey ).History: James Waters came from London, England, to Salem, MA, in 1630. Lawrence Waters came to Charlestown, MA, from Lancaster, England, in 1675.

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

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Sources (15)

  • Ruth Bond in household of Lyn Bond, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Bond in entry for Joseph H Conger and Ruth Waters Bond, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Ruth Waters in household of Hynion Waters, "United States Census, 1910"

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