Ruby Jewell Stanford

1 June 1915–21 February 2007 (Age 91)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Ruby Jewell

When Ruby Jewell Stanford was born on 1 June 1915, in Mississippi, United States, her father, George L Stanford, was 34 and her mother, Ara Stanford, was 26. She married Clyde Allen Thomas on 17 February 1939, in Duval, Florida, United States. She lived in Palatka, Putnam, Florida, United States in 1930 and Duval, Florida, United States in 1935. She died on 21 February 2007, in Starke, Bradford, Florida, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Clyde Allen Thomas
Ruby Jewell Stanford
Marriage: 17 February 1939

Spouse and Children

17 February 1939
Duval, Florida, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George L Stanford


    Ara Stanford




World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 1

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.
1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

Age 24

Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Stanford, for example in Bedfordshire, Kent, and Norfolk, or Stanford Dingley in Berkshire, Stanford in the Vale in Oxfordshire, or Stanford le Hope in Essex, etc., all named from Old English stān ‘stone’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ruby Stanford in household of George S Stanford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruby J Stanford in household of George L Stanford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruby Jewell Stanford, "Florida State Census, 1935"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.