John Randolph Pruitt
(1804-1858)
Barbara Beeker
(1809-1896)
John Dukes
(1803-1880)
Frances McClintick
(1813-1904)
Randolph F. Pruitt
(1846-1932)
Frances Emmaline Dukes
(1852-1907)
John R. Pruitt
(1887-1971)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Merle Maxine Boyce
2. Ruby Irene Arfman

John R. Pruitt 1 2 4 5 6

  • Born: 22 Jun 1887, Glen Elder, Mitchell, KS, USA 5
  • Marriage (1): Merle Maxine Boyce on 25 Aug 1917 in Denver, Denver, CO 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Ruby Irene Arfman on 24 Aug 1925 in Denver, Denver, CO 3
  • Died: Apr 1971, Denver, Denver, CO at age 83 5

   FamilySearch ID: LVLT-84D.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of 22 Jun 1894 is birth date on his WWI draft card but clearly wrong since his 1895 and 1900 census and social security records state 1887 not 1894., 22 Jun 1894 and Glen Elder, Mitchell, KS, USA. 7

2. Kansas State Census census in 1895 in Glen Elder, Mitchell, KS, USA. 8 The 1895 Kansas State Census recorded R. Pruitt, 47; living with wife Emma, 42; Lilly 21; Eva M., 17; Edith, 14; Ina, 11; John, 7; and Grace, 4 months when the census was recorded 1 Mar 1895. Everyone was born in Kansas except father R. in Indiana and Emma in Iowa.

3. Census in 1900 in Garfield Township, Smith, KS, USA. 9 The 1900 census recorded Ra?Alhh Preuitt (as indexed in census due to poor handwriting), silversmith, 54, born Jun 1846, living with wife Ema, 48, Feb 1852; daughter Eva M., 22, Nov 1877; Ina, 18, Jul 1884; John R., 12, 1888; Grace M., 4, Nov 1895; and granddaughter G. Kirkendall, 1, Jul 1898. The parents were married for 27 years and Emma had birthed 7 children, 6 alive in 1900. Randolph and his father were born in Indiana and his mother in Kentucky. Emma was born in Iowa, her father in North Carolina and mother in West Virginia. Their children were born in Kansas, father in Indiana and mother in Iowa. Kirkendall was born in Kansas, her father in Missouri and mother in Kansas.

4. Census in 1910 in Idalia, Yuma, CO, USA. 10 The 1910 census recorded Randolph F. Pruitt, widowed, farmer, 63, living with daughter Ina, 26; son John R., farm laborer, 22; daughter Grace N., 15; and daughter Gertrude, 12. Randolph was born in Indiana and his parents in Virginia. His children were born in Kanas and their mother in Iowa.

5. Occupation: auto mechanic at Wiggins Garage on 5 Jun 1917 in Wiggins, Morgan, CO, USA. 7

6. He was described as short, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair on 5 Jun 1917 in Wiggins, Morgan, CO, USA. 7

7. Census in 1920 in Denver, Denver, CO. 11 The 1920 census recorded renting at 2448 Argyle Street: John R. Pruitt, automobile mechanic, 25, living with wife Merle, 21, and nephew Denton Presnell, 17. John was born in Kansas, his father in Illinois and mother in Indiana. Merle was born in Nebraska, her father in Kansas and mother in Iowa. Denton and his parents were born in Kansas.

8. Residence: 1930 Denver City Directory in 1930 in Denver, Denver, CO. 12 Pruitt, John R. Driver, Wm. Volker & Co., home 373 Elati Street
Pruitt, Ruby I., Mrs. bookkeeper Beatrice Creamery Co., home 373 Elati Street
Pruitt Neva G. dressmaker home 1065 Kalamath
.

9. Residence: on 19 Jan 1932 in Denver, Denver, CO. 4

10. Census in 1940 in Mountain, Jefferson, CO, USA. 13 The 1940 census recorded renting for $12/month at 1465 Chase Street: John R. Puritt, wholesale furniture truck driver, 52, born in Kansas, living with wife Ruby I., 51, Missouri; and stepson George E. Rohwer, 31, Colorado; stepson William Dan Rohwer, floor manager wholesale furniture house, 23, Colorado; daughter-in-law Gladys Rohwer, 22, Missouri; and grandson William D. Rohwer, 2, Colorado.


John married Merle Maxine Boyce on 25 Aug 1917 in Denver, Denver, CO.1 2 The marriage ended in divorce on 24 Aug 1925. (Merle Maxine Boyce was born on 13 Aug 1898 in Riverton, Franklin, NE, USA and died on 12 Jun 1991 in Denver, Denver, CO.)


John next married Ruby Irene Arfman on 24 Aug 1925 in Denver, Denver, CO.3 (Ruby Irene Arfman was born on 21 May 1888 in , , MO and died in Dec 1973.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KNQV-LQS John R Pruitt and Merle M Boyce, 25 Aug 1917, Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States; citing no. 67520.

2 FamilySearch.org, "Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939," https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPTF-SY43 Merle M Pruitt in entry for John R Pruitt, 24 Aug 1925; citing Divorce, Denver, Colorado.

3 FamilySearch.org, Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KNQV-L3P J R Pruitt and Ruby Rohwer, 24 Aug 1925, Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States; citing no. 9097, State Archives, Denver; FHL microfilm 1,690,123.

4 "Casper Star-Tribune (Casper, WY)," 19 Jan 1932, page 1. Obituary of Randolph F. Pruitt.

5 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J1YS-JPR John Pruitt, Apr 1971.

6 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZKF-5BF John R Pruitt, 1917-1918.

7 FamilySearch.org, Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KNQG-V85 Nolan Mason Smith and Merle Maxine Boyce, 01 Oct 1939, Fountain, Denver, Colorado, United States; citing no. 17324, State Archives, Denver; FHL microfilm 1,690,136.

8 Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census (Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925.), 1895, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL8K-ZJJ9 R Pruitt, 1895.

9 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMY5-THY :Ra?Alhh Preuitt, Garfield Townships, Smith, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 167, sheet 8B, family 155 & family 156.

10 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK4N-VVK Randolph F Pruitt, Idalia, Yuma, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 298, sheet 16B, family 432.

11 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX2F-2FS John R Pruitt, Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States; citing ED 114, sheet 17A, line 24, family 447.

12 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1930 Denver City Directory, printed page 1893, online image 963, Pruitt.

13 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VR66-H9T John R Pruitt, Election Precinct 29, Jefferson, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 30-45, sheet 5A, line 8, family 96.



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