Ruby Holbrook Rea

October 1815–14 April 1894 (Age 78)
Castine, Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life of Ruby Holbrook

When Ruby Holbrook Rea was born in October 1815, in Castine, Hancock, Maine, United States, her father, John Rea, was 35 and her mother, Mary Coombs, was 21. She married Oliver Putnam Rea Jr in May 1843, in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States. She lived in Stockton Springs, Waldo, Maine, United States in 1860. She died on 14 April 1894, in Prospect, Waldo, Maine, United States, at the age of 78.

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Oliver Putnam Rea Jr
Ruby Holbrook Rea
Marriage: May 1843

Spouse and Children

    Oliver Putnam Rea Jr



May 1843
Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 12

Historical Boundaries - 1827: Waldo, Maine, United States
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 21

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Rye 1 and 2.2 reduced form of Scottish McRea .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruby H Mitchell in entry for Charles Mitchell, "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890"
  • Emly H Mitchel in household of Charles Mitchel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ruby H Mitchell in household of Charles Mitchell, "United States Census, 1880"

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