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Thomas Jefferson (Major) RUKES

Male 1871 - 1932  (60 years)


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  • Name Thomas Jefferson (Major) RUKES 
    Born 18 Jun 1871  Parke County,Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 May 1932  Montezuma,Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Nancy Houser sent this via mail. I reicived it March 1, 1999.

      Thomas Jefferson (Major) Rukes was born Parke County Indiana June 18,1871. Thomas died May 4, 1932. Montezuma Ind. May 24, 1932--Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for "Major" Thomas Rukes, age 69, who died suddenly last Friday. The rites, which were in the charge of the Masoic Lodge here, were conducted at the home. Teh Rev. Mr. Smith of the Presbyterian Church officiated. Mr. Rukes was a life-long resident of Parke County and was born at Rosedale on June 18, 1872. He had lived at Rosedale until about seven years ago whne he moved to Montezuma. He confined to his bed but lately had been able to resume his work. He was a member of the K. of P. and Masonic lodges adn the Maple Avenue M.E. church at Terre Haute. Suriving are: the widow; two children, Mrs. Mac Hoffa of Terre Haute, and Victor of Montezuma; and two grandchildren, Helen Kathryn and Barbara JoAnn Hoffa of Terre Haute. Three brothers, Albert and Harry Rukes of Rosedale, and Charles of Indianapolis; on sister, Mrs Dan Lee of Rosedale, also survie. Burial was in the Rosedale Cemetery. (Daily Clintionian May 24,1932)
    Person ID I30451455  Hill Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Mar 1999 

    Father Harrison J. RUKES,   b. 6 May 1837, Parke County,Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1915, Raccoon Twonship,Parke County,Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Susan Emily ADAMS,   b. 31 Jul 1838,   d. 15 Jan 1877, Parke,Vigo County,Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1857  Parke County,Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14613026  Group Sheet

    Family Rachel A. EVANS,   d. 6 Jul 1944, Terre Haute,Vigo County,Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 13 Jul 1893  Parke County,Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Gladys C. RUKES,   b. 27 Mar 1895, Rosedale,Parke County,Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Carl Victor RUKES,   b. Feb 1897, Parke County,Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1960, Marion County,Indianapolis,Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     3. Virgil Courtney RUKES,   b. Nov 1899, Rosedale,Parke County,Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1917, Rosedale,Parke County,Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years)
     4. Max William RUKES,   b. 1902, Parke County,Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1927, Terre Haute,Vigo County,Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    Family ID F14613076  Group Sheet