Zula Ruth Boggs

2 April 1890–1 May 1953 (Age 63)
Normantown, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Zula Ruth

When Zula Ruth Boggs was born on 2 April 1890, in Normantown, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States, her father, Minter Jackson Boggs, was 38 and her mother, Rebecca Jane James, was 36. She married Don Franklin Shock on 17 October 1909, in Gilmer, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 1 May 1953, in her hometown, at the age of 63, and was buried in Normantown, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Don Franklin Shock
1890–1971
Zula Ruth Boggs
1890–1953
Marriage: 17 October 1909
Rebecca Juanita Shock
1910–2004
Virginia Clotelle Shock
1912–1986
John Boggs Shock
1913–1988
James Franklin Shock
1914–1981
Jackson Shock
1918–1983
Barbara Jarvis
1923–1970

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 October 1909
Gilmer, West Virginia, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Minter Jackson Boggs

    Male1852–1911Male

    Female1853–1943Female

siblings

(5)

    Arthur J Boggs

    Male1875–1906Male

    Female1877–1967Female

    Parker Boggs

    Male1880–1914Male

    Female1890–1953Female

    Julia R Boggs

    Female1890–Female

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English boggish ‘boastful’, ‘haughty’ (a word of unknown origin, perhaps akin to Germanic bag and bug, with the literal meaning ‘swollen’, ‘puffed up’). The name (in the forms Boge(y)s, Boga(y)s) is found in the 12th century in Yorkshire and East Anglia, and also around Bordeaux, which had trading links with East Anglia.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Z Shack in household of Rebicca J Boggs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Shack in household of Donna F Shock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth Shock in household of Don F Shock, "United States Census, 1910"

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