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