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A Family History of Burton Humphrey Ruggles

 Descendent Report

1-Burton Humphrey Ruggles, son of Lyman Ruggles and Mary W Stevens, was born on 11 Feb 1823 in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts and died on 13 Jan 1878 in Batavia, Kane, Illinois at age 54.

Burton married Anna Halladay, daughter of David Daniel Halladay and Nancy M Carpenter, on 3 Jun 1846 in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts. Anna was born on 24 Feb 1825 in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont and died on 4 Nov 1858 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts at age 33. They had seven children: Mustapha Benton, Gustavas Burton, Emma Ella, Edgar Monro, Frank Leroy, Arthur Herbert, and Anna Jane.

2-Mustapha Benton Ruggles was born on 28 Mar 1847 in Massachusetts and died on 17 Mar 1852 in Massachusetts at age 4.

2-Gustavas Burton Ruggles was born on 28 Mar 1847 in Massachusetts. He ran away to sea at age 16 when his father refused to allow him to enlist in the civil war and was never heard of again.

2-Emma Ella Ruggles was born on 10 Dec 1848 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts and died on 4 May 1933 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois at age 84.

Emma married Richard D Pratt on 30 Dec 1869 in Kane County, Illinois. Richard was born in 1847 and died on 3 Aug 1872 in Batavia, Kane, Illinois at age 25. They had two children who died soon after birth.

Emma next married her sister Anna's widower, George Earl Sperry, son of John Dickerman Sperry and Catharine Ladd, on 27 Jul 1898 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois. George was born on 31 Mar 1858 in Saint Charles, Kane, Illinois and died on 5 Sep 1910 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois at age 52.

2-Edgar Monro Ruggles was born on 25 Aug 1850 in Massachusetts and died on 16 Feb 1897 in Sebewa Corners, Ionia, Michigan at age 46. He never married or had children.

2-Frank Leroy Ruggles was born on 25 Jun 1852 in Massachusetts and died in 1888 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois at age 36.

Frank married Lottie Brown. They had one daughter: Hattie.

2-Arthur Herbert Ruggles was born on 16 Jan 1855 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts and died on 13 May 1936 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California at age 81.

Arthur married Ida Frances Spaulding, daughter of Zetus Nevell Spaulding and Mary Ann Brown, on 25 Feb 1885 in Susanville, Lassen, California. Ida was born on 15 Oct 1859 in Susanville, Lassen, California and died on 5 Jan 1951 in San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California at age 91. They had five children: Nevell Burton, Anna Mary, Wilber Herbert, Edgar Zetus, and Frances Elizabeth.

3-Newell Burton Ruggles was born on 3 Feb 1886 in Susanville, Lassen, California and died 17 Jul 1980 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California at age 94.

Newell married Flora Marie Rohr, daughter of Jules Antonio Rohr and Flora Graef, on 10 Feb 1909 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Flora was born on 24 Aug 1886 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California and died 28 Aug 1980 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California at age 94. They had five children: Newell Burton, Jules Arthur, John Herbert, Jules Vincent, and Jeanne Marie.

3-Anna Mary Ruggles was born on 31 May 1888 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California and died on 4 Apr 1981 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California at age 92.

Anna married Raymond Ransom Ward, son of George W Ward and Lizzie M Bartlett, on 18 May 1910 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Raymond was born on 12 Sep 1888 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California and died on 26 Oct 1918 in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California at age 30.

Anna next married her sister Frances' widower, Ralph Elmer Henry, son of Jacob E Henry and Sarah A Meek. Ralph was born on 3 Aug 1896 in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana and died on 13 May 1946 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California at age 49.

3-Wilber Herbert Ruggles was born on 24 May 1890 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California and died in Aug 1931 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California at age 41. He never married or had children.

3-Edgar Zetus Ruggles was born on 29 Sep 1893 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California and died on 26 Dec 1972 in San Diego, San Diego, California at age 80.

Edgar married Georgia Paxton on 6 Jun 1916 in Santa Ana, Orange, California. Georgia was born on 30 Jul 1897 in California and died on 3 Oct 1976 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California at age 79. They had one son: Lee.

3-Frances Elizabeth Ruggles was born on 1 Sep 1896 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California and died on 28 Apr 1919 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California at age 22.

Frances married Ralph Elmer Henry, son of Jacob E Henry and Sarah A Meek., on 7 Nov 1917 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Ralph was born on 3 Aug 1896 in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana and died on 13 May 1946 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California at age 49. They had one daughter: Mary Elizabeth (Beth).

2-Anna Jane Ruggles was born on 28 Oct 1858 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts and died on 29 May 1897 in Del Rio, Val Verde, Texas at age 38.

Anna married George Earl Sperry, son of John Dickerman Sperry and Catharine Ladd, on 23 Nov 1882 in Batavia, Kane, Illinois. George was born on 31 Mar 1858 in Saint Charles, Kane, Illinois and died on 5 Sep 1910 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois at age 52. They had four children: John Burton, Frank Earl, Mildred Emma, and Catharine Marion (Or Maryland).

3-John Burton Sperry was born on 26 Oct 1883 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois and died on 5 Sep 1947 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois at age 63.

John married Julia Bessie Garry on 4 Jun 1908 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois. Julia was born in 1890 and died on 15 Nov 1909 at age 19.

John next married Nellie Martin, daughter of John Charles Martin and Mary Elizabeth Dobbs, on 11 Nov 1914. Nellie was born on 25 Dec 1888 in Laclede County, Missouri and died on 18 Nov 1934 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois at age 45. They had four children: Anna Bernice, Albert Burton, Robert Warren, and John Dickerman.

3-Frank Earl Sperry was born on 5 Sep 1886 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois and died on 14 Dec 1955 in Illinois at age 69.

Frank married Elsa Jane Banks on 24 Dec 1908. Elsa was born on 23 Oct 1888 in Iowa and died in 1968 in Illinois at age 80. They had four children: Bertha-Mae, Emma Lee, George Jean, and Daniel Ruggles.

3-Mildred Emma Sperry was born on 29 Mar 1894 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois and died on 15 Apr 1972 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois at age 78.

Mildred married Ralph Joseph Stubbs, son of Francis Joseph Stubbs and Capitola Jane Hall, on 30 Jun 1915 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa. Ralph was born on 9 Apr 1892 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois and died in Dec 1970 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois at age 78. They had two children: Ruth Mildred and Marilyn Elizabeth.

3-Catharine Marion (or Maryland) Sperry was born on 3 Nov 1895 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois and died on 5 Nov 1950 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois at age 55.

Catharine married Walter Hanosh, son of Cashmir Hanosh and Anna Mentzel, on 12 Jul 1922 in Batavia, Kane, Illinois. Walter was born on 31 May 1895 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois and died on 22 Nov 1986 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois at age 91. They had two children: Richard Sperry and James.

Burton next married Sara Elizabeth Warren, daughter of Ebenezer W Warren and Mary Matilda Burrows, on 15 Oct 1867 in Normal, McLean, Illinois. Sara was born on 8 May 1840 in Clyde, Oakland, Michigan and died on 19 Jun 1913 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California at age 73. They had three children: Charles Frederick, Lucus Warren, and Hattie Tryphena.

2-Charles Frederick Ruggles was born on 21 May 1869 in Batavia, Kane, Illinois and died on 28 Aug 1899 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California at age 30.

2-Lucus Warren Ruggles was born on 23 Jan 1871 in Batavia, Kane, Illinois and died on 25 Mar 1878 in Batavia, Kane, Illinois at age 7.

2-Hattie Tryphena Ruggles was born on 11 Aug 1876 in Batavia, Kane, Illinois and died on 16 Aug 1969 in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon at age 93.

Hattie married Albert Ira Smith, son of Henry Albert Smith and Maria Louisa Robb, on 3 Mar 1914 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Albert was born on 24 Jul 1873 in Viola, Mercer, Illinois and died on 22 Jul 1955 in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon at age 81. They had two children: Sara Elizabeth and Albert Burton.

3-Sara Elizabeth Smith was born on 13 Feb 1915 in Wilmar, Los Angeles, California and died on 17 Jun 2008 in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California. 

Sara married Henry William (Bill) Hopkins Chester, son of Lloyd Royden Hopkins and Anna J Cook, on 30 Dec 1936 in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California. William was born on 22 Nov 1916 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. His parents divorced and he changed his last name to Chester after his mother married Winfred Chester. Elizabeth and William had no children.

3-Albert Burton Smith was born on 20 Mar 1917 in Wilmar, Los Angeles, California and died on 12 Apr 1987 in Covina, Los Angeles, California at age 70.

Albert married Edna Dellilia Cleland, daughter of James Gilman Cleland and Audra Valetta Moye, on 26 Jan 1941 in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles, California. Edna was born on 4 Aug 1920 in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles, California and died on 27 Jun 2004 in Salem, Marion, Oregon at age 83. They had four children: Gilman Burton, Gail Lynn, Jacqueline Edna, and Nathan Ralph.


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