Ruby (Smith) Davis

Ruby (Smith) Davis (1907 - 1996)

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Ruby Davis formerly Smith
Born in Georgia, USAmap
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Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Georgia, USAmap
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Biography

Ruby was born May 8, 1907 in Georgia. She was the daughter of Jacob Smith and Eliza Crawford.

On the 1910 Census, she was listed as a two year old, white female living in Waco, Haralson County, Georgia with her parents. Also in the household were her siblings and half-siblings: James T. Smith, Jacob W. Smith, Mary Smith, Jesse Smith, Lillie Smith, Jessie Brookshire, Milton Brookshire, and Lydia Brookshire. She and her mother were born in Georgia, and her father was born in Alabama.[1]

On the 1930 Census, she was listed as a 22 year old, married, white female living in Bremen, Haralson County, Georgia with her husband, Ivy, and daughter, Mildred. According to this census, she was 16 years old at the time of her first marriage.[2] Ruby and her mother were born in Georgia, and her father was born in Alabama.[3]

On the 1940 Census, she was listed as a 32 year old, married, white female living in Bremen, Haralson County, Georgia with her husband, Ivy Davis. Also living in the household were three daughters: Mildred Davis, Willie Mae (Billie) Davis, and Ann Davis. Ruby's birthplace was listed as Georgia, and the highest grade completed in school was the 6th Grade. She was working as a seamstress in a suit factory.[4]

She passed away August 29, 1996 in Haralson County, Georgia.

Sources

  • 1910 United States Census; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLK5-DZ5), Rubie Smith in household of Jake Smith, Waco, Haralson County, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 102, sheet 8B, family 72, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,201.
  • United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:3WQ9-TT2), Ruby G Davis in household of Ivy W Davis, Bremen, Haralson County, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0009, sheet 6A, family 126, line 31, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 368; FHL microfilm 2,340,103.
  • United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7G8-PC3), Ruby Davis in household of Ivy W Davis, Bremen, Militia District 1251, Haralson County, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 71-10, sheet 14B, family 326, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 683.
  • Obituary of Eliza Ellen Crawford Smith; The Bremen Gateway; Bremen, GA; 21 Mar 1946; Spouse: J. B. Smith; Daughters: Mrs. W. P. Otwell, Mrs. Otis Bolden, Mrs. Ivey Davis, Mrs. Clifford Munroe; Sons: J. W. Brookshire and M. M. Brookshire; Pallbearers: W. P. Otwell, J. W. Smith, J. T. Smith, J. J. Smith, C. M. Brookshire, Ivy Davis.
  • Obituary of Ruby Smith Davis; The Haralson Gateway-Beacon; Bremen, Haralson County, Georgia, USA; 5 Sept 1996; Spouse: Ivey Davis; Parents: Jake B. Smith and Eliza Crawford Smith; Sister: Irene Munroe.
  • Obituary; Rosie Irene Smith; Haralson Gateway-Beacon; Bremen, Haralson County, Georgia, USA; 17 May 2001; Sisters: Mrs. Ruby Davis and Mrs. Lillie Bolden.
  1. 1910 United States Census; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLK5-DZ5), Rubie Smith in household of Jake Smith, Waco, Haralson County, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 102, sheet 8B, family 72, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,201.
  2. The last name of her first husband was Hendrix, and they had a daughter named Ellen who lived with Ruby's parents, Jake and Eliza Smith. Information provided by Sabrina Combs, grand-niece of Ruby Davis.
  3. United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:3WQ9-TT2), Ruby G Davis in household of Ivy W Davis, Bremen, Haralson County, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0009, sheet 6A, family 126, line 31, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 368; FHL microfilm 2,340,103.
  4. United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7G8-PC3), Ruby Davis in household of Ivy W Davis, Bremen, Militia District 1251, Haralson County, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 71-10, sheet 14B, family 326, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 683.

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