Ruth Jane McCall

Brief Life History of Ruth Jane

When Ruth Jane McCall was born on 7 August 1896, in Supply, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States, her father, Rufus Devawn McCall, was 22 and her mother, Maulsey Ann Hewett, was 18. She married John Albert Clemmons on 21 June 1921, in Lockwoods Folly Township, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Brunswick, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Lockwoods Folly Township, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. She died on 6 March 1986, in Supply, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Supply, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States.

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John Albert Clemmons
Ruth Jane McCall
Marriage: 21 June 1921
Hoover Clemmons
Baby Clemmons

Sources (24)

  • Ruth J Mc Call in household of Rufus D Mc Call, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ruth J McCall, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Ruth Jane Clemmons, "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994"

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World Events (8)

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

1898 · War with the Spanish

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.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish:

Anglicized form of Mac Cathail ‘son of Cathal’, a personal name meaning ‘powerful in battle’. See Cahill .

more rarely an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil ‘son of Cathmhaol’, a personal name composed of the elements cath ‘battle’ + maol ‘chief’. See Cowell .

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

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