Old Family Photo Collections Van Zandt County Genealogical Society
The photos on these pages are generously contributed by Milda Mason of Alto, New Mexico. Her ancestors were early settlers in Van Zandt County and these wonderful old photos are much appreciated. In addition, there is a very interesting story on this family and the Bottoms family on our "Old Tales, Stories Page" that you don't want to miss. If you would like to share your old family photos by placing them on this web site, please contact Sibyl Creasey for instructions.
Cornelious Eugene "Nelious" Ruffin and Lona Hickey Submitted by Milda Mason of Alto, New Mexico
Cornelious Eugene "Nelious" Ruffin was born 28 February, 1874 and died May 22, 1924.
He first married Clarinda A. Moore (1868-1898) the daughter of Mariah Louisa Stanley and Levi Moore on 29 July, 1895. Clarinda died of tuberculosis and he then married Lona Louise Hickey on January 1, 1899.
Lona was the daughter of James C. Hickey and Ava Jane Moore. Ava and his first wife Clarinda were sisters, both born in Canton.
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