Rufus Tom Bone

29 August 1917–3 February 2003 (Age 85)
Stella, Izard, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Rufus Tom

When Rufus Tom Bone was born on 29 August 1917, in Stella, Izard, Arkansas, United States, his father, Henry Porter Bone, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Matilda Farthing, was 33. He married Rosa Owens on 2 January 1949, in Izard, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Big Spring Township, Izard, Arkansas, United States in 1930. He died on 3 February 2003, in Izard, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Big Spring Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Izard, Arkansas, United States.

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Rufus Tom Bone
Rosa Owens
Marriage: 2 January 1949

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    Rosa Owens


2 January 1949
Izard, Arkansas, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 5

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): nickname meaning ‘good’, from Old French bon ‘good’.2 English: nickname for a thin man, from Middle English bōn ‘bone’ (Old English bān; compare Bain 2).3 Hungarian (Bóné): from bóné denoting a particular kind of fishing net, hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or perhaps for a maker of such nets.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rufus T Bone in household of Sarah M Bone, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rufus Bone, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Rufus T Bone, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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