Lucinda Matilda Rullman

22 February 1860–26 March 1954 (Age 94)
Davis, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lucinda Matilda

When Lucinda Matilda Rullman was born on 22 February 1860, in Davis, Iowa, United States, her father, Harmon Henry Rullman, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Tharp, was 29. She married Thomas Henry Spohn on 2 March 1884, in Davis, Iowa, United States. She lived in Pierce Township, Lawrence, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Lawrence, Missouri, United States in 1935. She died on 26 March 1954, in Pierce City, Lawrence, Missouri, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Pierce City Cemetery, Pierce City, Lawrence, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Henry Spohn
Lucinda Matilda Rullman
Marriage: 2 March 1884

Spouse and Children

2 March 1884
Davis, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Harmon Henry Rullman


    Sarah Tharp




    William Jennings Rullman


    Nancy J Rullman


    George Washington Rullman


    John F Rullman



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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 7

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

Age 26

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

German (Rullmann):1. habitational name from a place called Rulle near Osnabrück. 2. nickname for a fat person, from Middle Low German rulle ‘roll’, ‘drum’, ‘roller’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lucinda M Rullman in household of Harmon Ruliman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lucinda M Sphon in household of Thomas H Sphon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Matilda Spohn in household of Thomas H Spohn, "United States Census, 1910"

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