Christ Martin Rue

19 June 1898–8 October 1985 (Age 87)
Ashland, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Christ Martin

When Christ Martin Rue was born on 19 June 1898, in Ashland, Wisconsin, United States, his father, John Rue, was 34 and his mother, Anna, was 25. He had at least 2 sons with Genevieve Brunskill. He lived in Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin, United States in 1900 and Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States for about 35 years. He died on 8 October 1985, in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Shakopee, Scott, Minnesota, United States.

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Christ Martin Rue
Genevieve Brunskill
Robert Martin Rue
Howard Rue

Spouse and Children


    Genevieve Brunskill




    Robert Martin Rue


    Howard Rue


Parents and Siblings

    John Rue






World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 8

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 French: topographic name for someone who lived on a track or pathway, Old French rue (Latin ruga ‘crease’, ‘fold’).2 English: variant of Rowe 1, from the Old English byform rǣw, or a habitational name from places in Devon and Isle of Wight called Rew from this word.3 Norwegian: habitational name from any of over fifteen farmsteads so named, notably in Telemark, from Old Norse ruð ‘clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Christ Martin Rue, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Christ Martin Rue, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"
  • Chris M Rue in household of John Rue, "United States Census, 1900"

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