Ruby Pauline Atkins

1913–2003 (Age 89)
Morgan, Alabama, United States

The Life of Ruby Pauline

When Ruby Pauline Atkins was born on 26 November 1913, in Morgan, Alabama, United States, her father, Barton F. Atkins, was 30 and her mother, Mary Ellen Moss, was 22. She married James Elbert Vest on 12 June 1937, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Hartselle, Morgan, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 10 Hartselle, Morgan, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 5 June 2003, in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Election Precinct 10 Hartselle, Morgan, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ruby Pauline Atkins
James Elbert Vest
Marriage: 12 June 1937
Patsy Jo Vest

Spouse & Children

12 June 1937
Alabama, United States


  • Patsy Jo Vest


Parents & Siblings

  • Barton F. Atkins


  • Mary Ellen Moss




World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The 167th Infantry Regiment

Age 4

The 167th Infantry Regiment of the Alabama National Guard was assigned to the 42nd “Rainbow Division” in World War II. The 167th fought in 5 major campaigns and served at the front longer than any other U.S. Regiment.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Pauline Vest in household of Barto Atkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Pauline Atkins in household of Barto F Atkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Pauline Atkins in household of Barton F Atkins, "United States Census, 1920"

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