Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ruby Adkins (1880-1955)

Ruby Adkins

Ruby Adkins
Ruby Adkins was born February 1880 in Boggess, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  She was the eldest of four children born to Marcellus Adkins and Harriet Artesia Wickliffe.  She was raised on the family farm in Boggess.

On December 13, 1905, Ruby married William Pinkney Taggart in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  She was 25 years and he was 32 years old.  William was born March 4, 1873 in Kentucky, the son of James M. Taggart, III and Mary Elizabeth Poole.

William registered for the draft for World War I on September 12, 1918.  He and Ruby were living in a home located at 1028 Greenwood Ave, Cannon City, Fremont County, Colorado.  William was employed as a grocery merchant for Anderson & Taggart in Cannon City.  William was described as tall and slender, with brown eyes and medium dark hair.  He and Ruby lived in Colorado for the remainder of their lives. 

Ruby Adkins Taggart died on May 26, 1955 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky at the age of 75 years.  Her residence was listed as Colorado.  William went on to live another 33 years after his wife’s death. 

William Pinkney Taggart died in December 1968 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado. He was 95 years old at his death.

Notes for Ruby Adkins
Birth:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Boggess, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T623 545; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 68.
Marriage: FamilyTree, Ruby Adkins
Death: Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000.  Original data: Commonwealth of Kentucky, Health Data Branch, Divisision of Epidemiology and Health Planning. Kentucky Death Index, 1911-present. Frankfort, KY, USA: Kentucky Department of Information Systems.

Notes for William P. Taggart
Birth, Residence, Employment, & Physical Description in 1918: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.  Registration Location: Fremont County, Colorado; Roll: 1561813; Draft Board: 0.
Residence and Occupation in 1920:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Canon, Fremont, Colorado; Roll: T625_164; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 56; Image: 78.
Death:  Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.  Source Citation: Number: 524-07-1250; Issue State: Colorado; Issue Date: Before 1951.

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