Ruby Jean Springer

30 March 1933–20 December 2010 (Age 77)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Ruby Jean

When Ruby Jean Springer was born on 30 March 1933, in Alabama, United States, her father, Sam Osborn Springer, was 27 and her mother, Vella Marvaline Murks, was 25. She married Emmett Clark Nash on 22 December 1956, in Iuka, Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 1 Mitchells, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 20 December 2010, in Rogersville, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Miller Cemetery, Rogersville, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States.

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Emmett Clark Nash
Ruby Jean Springer
Marriage: 22 December 1956
David Elston Nash

Spouse and Children

22 December 1956
Iuka, Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States


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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 8

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 22

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a lively person or for a traveling entertainer, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle High German springen, Middle Dutch springhen, Yiddish shpringen ‘to jump or leap’.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a fountain or the source of a stream, Middle English spring ‘spring’ + the habitational suffix -er. The same word was also used of a plantation of young trees, and in some cases this may be the source of the surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruby Springer in household of Sam Springer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruby Jean Nash in entry for Emmett Clark Nash, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Ruby Jean Springer Nash, "Find A Grave Index"

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