Ruth H. Ashcraft

1894–1970 (Age 75)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Ruth H.

When Ruth H. Ashcraft was born on 9 July 1894, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Kenan Wilson Ashcraft, was 33 and her mother, Flora Helen Dabbs, was 35. She married Alva Buren Shaw on 22 June 1922, in Anson, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Florence, South Carolina, United States in 1935 and Conway Township, Horry, South Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 19 April 1970, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina, United States.

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Ruth H. Ashcraft
Alva Buren Shaw
Marriage: 22 June 1922

Spouse & Children

22 June 1922
Anson, North Carolina, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Kenan Wilson Ashcraft


  • Flora Helen Dabbs




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 3

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 22

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.

Name Meaning

Altered form of English Ashcroft .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Shaw in household of A Buren Shaw, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Ashcraft in household of Kevan W Ashcraft, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth Ashcraft in household of Kenan W Ashcraft, "United States Census, 1910"

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