Mary Van Dusen

January 1885–8 March 1964 (Age 79)
New York, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary Van Dusen was born in January 1885, in New York, United States as the daughter of J. Thomas Van Dusen and Louise Barrett. She married Charles D. Ruggles on 24 November 1915, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Geneva, Ontario, New York, United States in 1930. She died on 8 March 1964, at the age of 79, and was buried in Geneva, Ontario, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles D. Ruggles
Mary Van Dusen
Marriage: 24 November 1915
Frank Wilson Ruggles
Charles Edward Ruggles

Spouse and Children

24 November 1915
New York, United States


Parents and Siblings

    J. Thomas Van Dusen


    Louise Barrett




World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 12

The village of Geneva was incorporated as a city in 1897.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Ruggles in household of Charles Ruggles, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Van Dusen in entry for Charles Ruggles, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • 1900 United States Federal Census

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