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Bonerges Franklin Ruby (1822-1898) and Mary Polly Blakesley (1823-approx. 1855)

Bonerges Franklin Ruby and Mary “Polly” Blakesley are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents. First, let’s talk about that name. Bonerges is probably a misspelling of the name Boanerges, which appears once in the Bible, when Jesus gives it as a nickname … Continue reading

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James Addison Ruby (1850-1889) & Melissa Jane Short (1857-1916)

James & Melissa are Todd’s great great grandparents, the parents of his great grandmother Laura May Ruby. James Addison Ruby was born on July 1, 1850 in Illinois. His parents are Bonerges Franklin Ruby and Mary “Polly” Blakesly. Read about … Continue reading

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Oatis Nelty Perkins (1877-1954) & Laura May Ruby (1884-1936)

Oatis & Laura are Todd’s great grandparents, the parents of his grandmother Inez Faye Perkins. Oatis Nelty Perkins was born on January 29, 1877 in Prole, Iowa. His parents are Martin VanBuren Perkins and Mary Alice Lamb. He was the … Continue reading

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Mettie Ruby McConnell (1881-1940) at Cripple Creek, Colorado 1906

Here’s a photo of Mettie Ruby McConnell, wife of Henry Clay McConnell (1879-1960), in June of 1906 in Cripple Creek, Colorado. Mettie was the sister of Todd’s great grandmother Laura May Ruby. Cripple Creek is located at the base of … Continue reading

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