Rebecca Tinsley Ruan
F, b. 26 June 1877, d. 23 December 1927
Rebecca Tinsley Ruan|b. 26 Jun 1877\nd. 23 Dec 1927|p17965.htm|John Gibbs Ruan|b. Dec 1847\nd. 2 Feb 1907|p17960.htm|Rebecca Tinsley|b. 14 May 1850\nd. 24 Jan 1905|p17963.htm|John G. Ruan|b. 5 Jan 1798\nd. 28 Oct 1868|p17958.htm|Amanda M. Kilbee|b. 9 Nov 1817\nd. 18 Mar 1899|p17957.htm|William B. Tinsley|b. 12 Jul 1807\nd. 17 Nov 1864|p17969.htm|Sarah G. Davies|b. 2 Mar 1816\nd. 2 Nov 1878|p17970.htm|
- Father: John Gibbs Ruan b. December 1847, d. 2 February 1907
- Mother: Rebecca Tinsley b. 14 May 1850, d. 24 January 1905
- Rebecca Tinsley Ruan was born on 26 June 1877 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.
- She was known as Reba.
- Amanda M. Kilbee appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, at 109 First Street. Other members of the household included Rebecca Tinsley Ruan, Mary Eliza Ruan, John Gibbs Ruan, Annie Campbell Ruan, Martha Rodman Ruan, Rebecca Tinsley, Addison Tinsley Ruan and John Gibbs Ruan Jr.
- John Gibbs Ruan and Rebecca Tinsley appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, at First Street. Other members of the household included Rebecca Tinsley Ruan, John Gibbs Ruan Jr., Sidney Ruan, Mary Elizabeth Ruan and Albert Gibbs Ruan.
- She was a school teacher, according to the 1900 census.
- She married William Leman Starr, son of Homer Hurd Starr and Alice Boone Leman, on 1 January 1903 in Bibb County, Georgia.
- The following appeared on 3 February 1908 in The Macon Daily Telegraph: The death of John G. Ruan, Sr., at Smyrna, near Atlanta, yesterday, came as sad news to many who knew him as a good citizen of Macon for many years. The remains will reach Macon at 11:20 o'clock this morning. The funeral services will be held at Christ Church this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Walter Mitchell, rector-in-charge, officiating. Interment at Riverside.
Mr. Ruan was 57 years of age at the time of his death. He was born in Appalachicola, Fla. and came to Macon in 1875. He was well known as a buyer and exporter of cotton, and was associated at one time with the father of Capt. W. L. Starr and later with Mr. J. P. Roosevelt. Leaving the cotton business he became interested in the manufacture of bricks.
Of late years Mr. Ruan has been in feeble health. He was a quiet, unassuming gentleman, and a good man. He was married to Miss Tinsly, a sister of Messrs. A. R., T. D. and F. D. Tinsly. He leaves three children, John G. Ruan, Addison Ruan and Mrs. W. L. Starr.
- William Leman Starr and Rebecca Tinsley Ruan appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, living at the same [indecipherable] street address as William's brother Homer H. Star and his family.. Other members of the household included Rebecca Ruan Starr, William L. Starr Jr., Mary R. Starr and Dorothy Ruan Starr.
- The following appeared on 5 August 1916 in The Macon Daily Telegraph: Addison P. Ruan, formerly a Macon boy, has been appointed by President Wilson and the president of Haiti to the office of finanaicl adviser to the Haitien government, with headquarters in Port au Prince, Mr. Ruan's brother, John Ruan, a Macon broker, has been informed.
Mr. Ruan's work with the government began at the time of the Spanish-American war, when he went to the Philippines as clerk in the quartermaster's department. Later he was transferred to Cienfuegos, and later to Havana, in the signal corps department. For four years he served as disbursing officer in Cuba, and since that time has served in the bureau of insular affairs in Washington, in connection with the disbursement of the finances of the Philippines, Porto Rico and the recent Dominican receivership.
Mr. Ruan was born in Macon in 1874, and was educated here, graduating from the literary department of Mercer university. In addition to his brother, Mr. Ruan has a sister, Mrs. William L. Starr, formerly of Macon, but now of Atlanta.
Mr. Ruan has sailed with his wife for Port au Prince to assume his new duties, which gives him quite a promotion in point of rank and in salary over his position as disbursing officer for the insular department.
- William Leman Starr and Rebecca Tinsley Ruan appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Flushing, Queens County, New York, at 404 Central. Other members of the household included Rebecca Ruan Starr, William L. Starr Jr., Mary R. Starr, Dorothy Ruan Starr, Alice Leman Starr and Robert Gibbs Starr. Also in the household was his brother Homer H. Starr, identifed as an unemployed single male.
- Rebecca Tinsley Ruan died on 23 December 1927 at age 50 in Queens County, New York.
- Her husband William Leman Starr became a widower at her death.
- She was buried at Flushing Cemetery in Flushing, Queens County, New York.
- Last Edited: 27 Aug 2012
Family: William Leman Starr b. 1 December 1879, d. 13 December 1943
- Rebecca Ruan Starr b. circa 1903
- William L. Starr Jr. b. circa 1905
- Mary R. Starr b. circa 1907
- Dorothy Ruan Starr b. circa August 1909
- John Ruan Starr b. circa July 1914, d. 30 April 1915
- Alice Leman Starr b. circa 1916, d. 28 June 1922
- Robert Gibbs Starr b. circa 24 December 1918, d. 24 June 1922
- Addison Ruan Starr b. 14 June 1920, d. 4 November 1986