Joel Thomas "Dock" Rucks

16 May 1899–19 July 1985 (Age 86)
DeKalb, Alabama, United States

The Life of Joel Thomas "Dock"

When Joel Thomas "Dock" Rucks was born on 16 May 1899, in DeKalb, Alabama, United States, his father, Wiley McMinn Rucks, was 29 and his mother, Mary E. Stanley, was 28. He married Gladys Mae Coker on 12 April 1925, in DeKalb, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Skirum, DeKalb, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 30 Skirum, DeKalb, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 19 July 1985, in Crossville, DeKalb, Alabama, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Crossville, DeKalb, Alabama, United States.

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Joel Thomas "Dock" Rucks
Gladys Mae Coker
Marriage: 12 April 1925
Paula Fern Rucks

Spouse and Children

12 April 1925
DeKalb, Alabama, United States


    Paula Fern Rucks


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 13

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Americanized variant of Swiss German Ruck .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joel T Bucks in household of Wyly M Bucks, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dock Rucks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joel Rucke Rucks in household of Wiley Rucks, "United States Census, 1910"

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