Rebecca Tinsley

b. 14 May 1850, d. 24 January 1905
  • Rebecca Tinsley was born on 14 May 1850 in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia.
  • She married John Gibbs Ruan, son of John Gibbs Ruan and Amanda M. Kilbee, circa 1873, and and Rebecca's brother Fleming married John's sister Martha.
  • 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, Mary Eliza Ruan, John Gibbs Ruan, Annie Campbell Ruan, Martha Rodman Ruan, Addison Tinsley Ruan, Rebecca 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.
  • Her husband John Gibbs Ruan became a widower at her death.
  • Rebecca Tinsley died on 24 January 1905 at age 54 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.
  • She was interred at Riverside Cemetery, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.
  • The following appeared on 26 January 1905 in The Macon Telegraph: Died at her home in Macon, Ga., No. 321 First, January 24th, 1905, Mrs. Rebecca Tinsley Ruan, wife of John G. Ruan. Funeral Services will occur at Christ church this (Thursday) morning at 10:30 o'clock. Friends are invited.
  • The following appeared on 27 January 1905 in The Macon Telegraph: The funeral services of Mrs. Rebeca T. Ruan, wife of John G. Ruan, occurred yesterday morning at 10:30 o'clock from Christ church, Rev. W. Bohler Walker officiated. The many handsome loral arrangements attested to the high esteem in which this good woman was held.
         The following gentlemen acted as pall bearers: Chas. E. Campbell, Mallory H. Taylor, Robert A. Nisbet, Robert E. Mumford, Frank B. West, and Geo. H. Plant. The interment was at Riverside cemetery.
  • The following appeared on 11 August 1906 in The Macon Daily Telegraph: (Bibb County) Fleming D. Tinsley, having applied for letters of guardianship for the person and property of Albert G. Ruan. This is, therefore, to notify all persons interested that his application will be heard on the first Monday in September, 1906. C. M. Wiley, Ordinary.
  • 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.
  • Last Edited: 27 Aug 2012

Family: John Gibbs Ruan b. December 1847, d. 2 February 1907