Mary Ruggles

12 October 1838–
Washington, Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Ruggles was born on 12 October 1838, in Washington, Missouri, United States, her father, Benjamin B Ruggles, was 31 and her mother, Ann Kennedy, was 30. She married William Johnston on 31 July 1856. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

William Johnston
Mary Ruggles
Marriage: 31 July 1856
Ann Elizabeth Johnson
Henry Bascom Johnson
Benjamin P. Johnson

Spouse and Children

31 July 1856


    Ann Elizabeth Johnson


    Henry Bascom Johnson


    Benjamin P. Johnson


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 22

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 32

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of Rudge .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Mary Ruggles, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"

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