Ruth E Strout

1821–1855 (Age 34)
Harrington, Washington, Maine, United States

The Life of Ruth E

When Ruth E Strout was born in 1821, in Harrington, Washington, Maine, United States, her father, Thomas S. Strout, was 26 and her mother, Jane Sawyer, was 17. She married John Sawyer Kelley on 29 August 1843, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Jonesport, Washington, Maine, United States in 1850. She died about 1855, at the age of 34.

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Ruth E Strout
John Sawyer Kelley
Marriage: 29 August 1843
Cornelius Kelley
William Everett Kelley
Charles E. Kelley
Ruth A Kelley

Spouse & Children

29 August 1843
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


  • Cornelius Kelley


  • William Everett Kelley


  • Charles E. Kelley


  • Ruth A Kelley


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World Events (7)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 11

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English (Cornwall): perhaps, as Reaney suggests, a variant of Strutt .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruth E Kelley in household of John L Kelley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ruth E Strout, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ruth E Strout, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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