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Women’s History Month, Day 3: A namesake

There are 2 Ruth’s in my family, and I have been told that I was named after each, depending on who is telling the story!

My great-grandmother on my Dad’s side was Ruth (Carroll) Carr (1890-1965). I don’t remember her at all, although I’m sure that I met her when I was a small child.

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My second-cousin-once-removed from my Mom’s side (although much closer in the actual dynamics of my family) is Ruth Ann (Starr) Brown (1927-    ).

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Ruth Ann is a very talented artist and her house was always one of my favorite places to visit as a child, even though the Browns lived in Los Angeles at the time.

Unique or unusual names in my tree? How about:

  • Mary Tennessee
  • Charley Belle
  • Serena Jane
  • Trilla Maryland
  • Zora Belle

I just love these old-fashioned names! If I was doing genealogy before my daughters were born, they’d probably have disowned me by now… :)