John Gibbs Ruan Jr.

b. 20 February 1879, d. 21 March 1960
  • John Gibbs Ruan Jr. was born on 20 February 1879 in Georgia.
  • 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 John Gibbs Ruan Jr., Mary Eliza Ruan, John Gibbs Ruan, Annie Campbell Ruan, Martha Rodman Ruan, Rebecca Tinsley, Addison Tinsley Ruan and Rebecca Tinsley Ruan.
  • 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 John Gibbs Ruan Jr., Rebecca Tinsley Ruan, Sidney Ruan, Mary Elizabeth Ruan and Albert Gibbs Ruan.
  • He was a grocery clerk, according to the 1900 census.
  • He married Adele P. Kershaw on 29 June 1904 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • John Gibbs Ruan Jr. registered for the draft on 18 September 1918 in Bibb County, Georgia, while living with his wife in Macon, ame employed that as a broker with Ruan & Co.
  • John Gibbs Ruan Jr. died on 21 March 1960 at age 81 in Bibb County, Georgia.
  • His wife Adele P. Kershaw became a widow at his death.
  • He was interred at Riverside Cemetery, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.
  • Last Edited: 27 Aug 2012

Family: Adele P. Kershaw b. 7 February 1882, d. 25 August 1964