Rufus Ernest Sears

16 June 1885–9 December 1953 (Age 68)
Caldwell, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rufus Ernest

When Rufus Ernest Sears was born on 16 June 1885, in Caldwell, North Carolina, United States, his father, Joseph Samuel Sears, was 38 and his mother, Mary Jo Smith, was 30. He married Lydia Jane Sigmon on 24 November 1912, in Little River Township, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Lovelady, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. He died on 9 December 1953, in Lovelady Township, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Dudley Shoals, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Ernest Sears
1885–1953
Lydia Jane Sigmon
1895–1970
Marriage: 24 November 1912
Hazel Marie Sears
1913–
Mary Madeline Sears
1916–2002
Mildred Lee Sears
1919–1984
Rufus Ernest Sears Jr.
1922–2003

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 November 1912
Little River Township, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States
children

(4)

    Hazel Marie Sears

    Female1913–Female

    Mary Madeline Sears

    Female1916–2002Female

    Female1919–1984Female

    Rufus Ernest Sears Jr.

    Male1922–2003Male

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Samuel Sears

    Male1846–1938Male

    Mary Jo Smith

    Female1855–Female

siblings

(7)

    Female1877–1960Female

    Robert J Sears

    Male1879–Male

    Maude M Sears

    Female1881–1913Female

    Male1885–1953Male

    Carrie N Sears

    Female1888–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 12

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 18

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Saoghair, which in turn may be a patronymic from a Gaelicized form of the Old English personal name Saeger (see 2 below).2 English: patronymic from a Middle English personal name Saher or Seir ( see Sayer 1).3 Americanized form of French Cyr .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rufus E Sears in household of Joseph S Sears, "United States Census, 1900"
  • R Ernie Sears, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rufus E Sears in household of Joseph S Sears, "United States Census, 1920"

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