Ruth Ola Turbyfill

1876–14 October 1955 (Age 79)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Ruth Ola

When Ruth Ola Turbyfill was born in 1876, her father, John Calvin Turbyfill, was 32 and her mother, Sarah J. Leach, was 32. She married Charles James Atkinson in 1898. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 5, Waller, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 14 October 1955, at the age of 79, and was buried in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles James Atkinson
Ruth Ola Turbyfill
Marriage: 1898
Charles Edward Atkinson
Sara Elizabeth Atkinson
Edna E Atkinson
William Henry Atkinson
James Brown Atkinson

Spouse and Children




    Sara Elizabeth Atkinson


    Edna E Atkinson


    William Henry Atkinson


    James Brown Atkinson


Parents and Siblings

    John Calvin Turbyfill


    Sarah J. Leach




World Events (8)

1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 0

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 0

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of English Turberville .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ola Atkinson in household of Charles J Atkinson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ola R Atkinson in household of Charles J Atkinson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ola Atkinson in household of Charles J Atkinson, "United States Census, 1910"

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