Individual Record 2857

Name}   Demell, Ruby Adele Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 12 Jun 1908 Place}     ,     , Florida
Marr.: Date} Exa 29 May 1925  M Place} Alhambra, Los Angeles, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 16 Aug 1981 Place}     , Los Angeles, California
Burial: Date} Aft 16 Aug 1981 Place} San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1847=1910 USA cen
Source 2} 1430=Marriage rec
Source 3} 901 = Birth record
Source 4} 1098=1930 USA cen
Source 5} 872 = Voter record
Source 6} 988 = City directory
Source 7} 716 = Death record
Source 8} 717 = S.S. record
Source 9} 1439=Cemetery rec
Source 10} 
Parents: } John C. Demell and Kittie V. VanBuren
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 757 = Athens, Limestone, Alabama
      Occupation 1} Stenographer
       Occupation 2} Housewife
Spouses:   Prime} Fishback, Henry R.
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  According to Social Security and California death records, Ruby Adele was born 12 Jun 1908.  According to the California Death record, she was born in Florida, however, the 1930 U.S. census gives her birthplace as Tennessee.  Her parents were John C. Demell and Kittie VanBuren.  Her surname is spelled variously as De Mell, Demell, and Demelle.

In the 1910 U.S. census, John C. Demell, 67, and his wife Kittie Demell, 37, were living on Upper Eklton Road, Athens, Limestone, Alabama.  They owned the farm and John was farming on his own account.  They had four adopted children, all born in the United States.  These were Henry, 12, working on the home farm, Grace, 10, Erle, 6, and Ruby, 2.  The oldest two attended school.  Also in the household was Dobina Montgomery, 59, a widow and John's sister.

The family is not found in the 1920 U.S. census records.

Ruby married Henry Raymond Fishback on 29 May 1925 in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California.  Their son Lee was born in 1926.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Ruby and Henry were living at 2032 W. 80th Street, Los Angeles.  Ruby was a stenographer for a mail order business.  Henry was a millwright for a lumber company.

By 1934, the family had moved to Alhambra, living in a succession of houses in the southern part of the city.  Ruby was registered to vote as a Democrat.  Henry died in 1972.  Ruby died 16 Aug 1981, her last residence being in Alhambra.  She is buried with her husband in the San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, California.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
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Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 27 Nov 2015
Date Created}  14 Nov 2010
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