Ruby Elnita Leitch

26 June 1908–23 February 1980 (Age 71)
Shallotte, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ruby Elnita

When Ruby Elnita Leitch was born on 26 June 1908, in Shallotte, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Henry Leitch, was 26 and her mother, Carrie Luvenia Russ, was 25. She had at least 1 daughter with Robie Phelps. She died on 23 February 1980, in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Robie Phelps
Ruby Elnita Leitch
Frances Orene Phelps

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Leitch


    Carrie Luvenia Russ





    Mildred Leitch


    Mack Leitch



    Zilpha Velma Leitch


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 10

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Scottish: occupational name for a physician ( see Leach 1).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Ruby Leitch in household of William H Leitch, "United States Census, 1920"
  • R. L. Phelps in entry for Francis Phelps, "North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964"

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