Travers’ Cemetery on Hooper’s Island

Dorchester County, MD – Travers’ Cemetery on Hooper’s Island:

RUARK

–IN MEMORY OF (hand motif)

AMANDA  Daughter of Wm T & Rebeca T. Ruark born Aug 4, 1855  died Jan 31, 1881 Footstone: A V R
EDWARD J. RUARK
  Died July 22, 1819  Aged 3 years and 22 days
ELIZABETH RUARK  Born Oct’r 25, 1799.  Died March 1, 1871.
FREDDIE E.  son of HENRY & REBECCA RUARK  Born Aug 17, 1873,  Died Feb 21, 1874 Footstone: F E R [Both Jones an Marshall inaccurately recorded this date as Aug. 18.]
IN MEMORY OF HENRY  SON OF James & Martha Ruark who departed this life Aug’st 23rd, 1842, age 46 years & 6 months [Both Jones and Marshall inaccurately recorded this age as “16”.]
IN MEMORY OF (rose motif)
HENRY W. RUARK
SON OF HENRY and ELIZABETH RUARK  BORN APRIL 15TH 1838, DIED SEPT. 26TH 1880.  Footstone: H.W.R.
IRA B.  Son of Henry W. & Rebecca F. RUARK  Born Apr. 28, 1875  Died Mar. 9, 1901 Footstone: I.B.R.
JOHN T. RUARK.  Born May 23, 1877.  Died Feb. 16, 1901.  Footstone:  J T R
*MAJOR A.  son of E. & M. RUARK  Born Dec. 22d 1848  Died Aug 6th 1849.  [Neither Jones nor Marshall recorded this tombstone.]
MAJOR A RUARK  Son of Henry W & Rebecca Ruark  Born Mar 29 1881  Died Mar 30 1881 Footstone: M A R
MARY E. RUARK Died August 22nd 1819  Aged 1 Year  2 months & 11 days
OLIVER G. RUARK  Born May 1, 1868, Died May 1, 1900  Footstone: O G R
REBECCA F. Wife of HENRY W. RUARK  Born Oct. 22, 1837.  Died Feb. 13, 1905.  Footstone: R.F.R. [Additionally, RUARK is engraved on the pedestal of her tomb.]
IN MEMORY OF (rose with leaves motif)
REBECCA J. RUARK  Daughter of Wm. T. & RebeccaT. Ruark
Born March 11th 1862, Departed this life September 29th 1865  Footstone: R.J.R.
REBECCA S. Daughter of John T. & Eva W. Ruark  Born Aug. 12, 1901.  Died Jan. 24, 1902.  Footstone: R.S.R.
In Memory of (hand motif)
REBECCA T. RUARK BORN March 21, 1831  DIED February 22, 1912
Daughter of John W. Parker & Mary Travers Parker  Beloved wife of William T. Ruark
[stone erected September, 2003]
RHODA V. RUARK  Born Oct 9th 1871  Died May 13th 1909  Footstone: R V R
SUSAN MARGRET Born Dec 1 1854  Died Feb 29 1855
[Last name not given, but location in the graveyard would indicate that her name was Ruark.  Marshall gave the stone that identification.]
In Memory Of (hand motif)
WILLIAM T. RUARK Born May 20, 1831  Died Sept. 25, 1891 AGED 60 yrs. 4 mo’s  & 5 ds.  Footstone: W T R

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