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FAMILY
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RUFFANER'S

PEDIGREE CHART AND INDEX CARDS  


 

Simon RUFFNER I
(1687-1778)
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George Adam RUFFNER
(1747-1820)
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Christian RUFFNER
(1775-1843)
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Alexander M. RUFFANER
(1816-1890)
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John Alexander RUFFANER married Anna Adaline CLAYPOOLE
September 28, 1885
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Pearl

(1886-1954)

Bessie
Alice

(1888-1979)

Mary
Myrtle

(1889-1963)

John
Clair

(1894-1971)

Blair

(1894-1918)

Richard
Alexander

(1897-1966)

Annabel

(1901-1907)

Charles
Clark

(1903-1983)

Frank
Vernon

(1911-1985)


HERE IS AN INTERESTING LINK:
Easley School Pupils, 1914 & 1916: North Buffalo Twp., Armstrong Co, PA

John Alexander Ruffaner


John Alexander Ruffaner and Anna Adeline Claypoole Ruffaner
September 28, 1885
1935


Anna Claypoole Ruffaner Obituary


John Alexander Ruffaner Family
circa 1913
#1-Pearl, #2-Bessie, #3-Mary, #4-Blair, #5-Clair, #6-Richard, #7/8 scribbled-Clark, #9-Frank
John Alexander and Anna Adaline seated in the middle front
1935
John and Anna's 50th Wedding Anniversary
Back: Charles "Clark", Richard Alexander, Frank Vernon, John "Clair"
Front: Pearl, Mary Myrtle, John Alexander, Anna Adaline, Bessie Alice
Frank and Pearl (Ruffaner) Dimmitt
Richard Alexander Ruffaner
Charles Clark and Mary Myrtle Ruffaner
John Clair and Blair Ruffaner
Annabel and Clark Ruffaner
1913
Pearl Ruffaner Dimmitt, Mary Ann Boyd Claypoole, Anna Claypoole Ruffaner, and Mildred Dimmitt
Mary Ann Boyd Claypoole, Anna Claypoole Ruffaner, Kenneth Shearer, Annabel Shearer, and Bessie Ruffaner Shearer holding Ethel Shearer
1934
Bessie Shearer, John Ruffaner holding Joan Lee Shearer, Kenneth Shearer, Anna Ruffaner, Kenneth R. Shearer in front
1942
Bessie and Albert Shearer, Pearl and Frank Dimmitt
1961
Bessie Alice Ruffaner Shearer
and
Mary Myrtle Ruffaner Shearer
Frank Ruffaner, Frank Dimmitt, Bessie, Caroline Ruffaner (Clark's wife), Bessel and Clair Ruffaner, Omer Nichol, Anna Ruffaner (Richard's wife)
August 1969
Frank Vernon Ruffaner, Charles "Clark" Ruffaner, Bessie Ruffaner Shearer, John "Clair" Ruffaner
Frank, Clark, Caroline (Clark's wife), and Bessie
June 2001
Leona Ruffaner (Greer's wife) with Betty Shearer and Linda Shearer Cosgrove



Pearl Ruffaner (December 12, 1886-July 3, 1954)
Husband: Frank Dimmitt (May 2, 1882-March 1974);
married December 28, 1906;
son of Henderson and Adina Jane Hawk Dimmitt

Their children:
Mildred Dimmitt, born February 1, 1909
John Dimmitt, born November 21, 1912
James Dimmitt, born July 28, 1916
Arthur B. Dimmitt, born July 27, 1919
Virginia Dimmitt (December 15, 1921- January 30, 1922)
Delbert R. Dimmitt, born February 8, 1924
Herbert Clark Dimmitt, born December 16, 1930
Mildred Dimmitt Slease Paup
Year ?
19??
John Dimmitt
Year ?
19??
Mildred and John Dimmitt
Year ?
James Dimmitt
Year ?
19??
Arthur Dimmitt
Year ?
Delbert Dimmitt
Year ?
James, Arthur, and Delbert Dimmitt
Year ?
Herbert Dimmitt
1949-50



Mary Myrtle Ruffaner (May 30, 1889-May 24, 1963)
Husband: John Pressley Shearer (April 19, 1888- June 23, 1962);
married June 2, 1910;
son of Wilson C. and Sarah Hepler Shearer

Their children:
Bernice L. Shearer, born January 13, 1911
Oren Berdett Shearer, born September 23, 1913
Avanelle K. Shearer, born December 25, 1919
Richard Max Shearer, born January 1, 1922

Mary Myrtle Ruffaner Family
Pressley Shearer and Mary Myrtle Ruffaner Shearer
Bernice, Mary, Avanelle, and Pressley Shearer
Mary riding one of Vern Claypoole's horses
Pressley and Mary Shearer
Vern and Bernice Shearer Claypoole
Front:Vern and Bernice Claypoole
Back:Madeline, Darlene, Vernon Roy, and Lavelle
1978
Pressley and Mary's four children:
Max, Bernice, Avanelle, and Oren
Oren Shearer and wife Irene


John Clair Ruffaner (December 12, 1894-June 7, 1971)
Wife: Bessel Melissa Edwards (November 22, 1994- October 16, 1972);
married June 1, 1916;
daughter of Wesley and Elizabeth Jane Anthony Edwards

Their children:
Greer Clair Ruffaner, (April 12, 1917-April 5, 1984)
Berneta Lavelle Ruffaner, (born February 24, 1921)
Wilma Mae Ruffaner, (born September, 1922- September, 1922)
Virginia Jane Ruffaner, (born October 23, 1924)

John Clair Ruffaner Family
John Clair and Bessel (Edwards) Ruffaner
Married June 1, 1916
Clair and Bessel Ruffaner
1963
Greer Clair Ruffaner
1917
1919
Berneta Lavelle Ruffaner
Age ?



Blair Ruffaner (December 12, 1894-1918)
Wife: Mary O. Lerner (January 31, 1894- November 1972);
married September 14, 1912;
daughter of William and Jane Lerner

Their children:
William John Ruffaner, born November 7, 1912
Richard G. Ruffaner, born July 19, 1915
Victor Blair Ruffaner, born August 11, 1918

Mary Olive Lerner and her sister Emma



Richard Alexander Ruffaner (August 6, 1897-July 5, 1966)
Wife: Anna Wilson (August 10, 1897- September 1994)

Their son:
John Keith Ruffaner, born October 25, 1926

Richard Alexander Ruffaner Family
John Keith Ruffaner
Born October 25, 1926



Charles Clark Ruffaner (June 2, 1903-1983)
Wife: Caroline L. Kinder (1908- 19??)

Their daughter:
Ramona Caroline Ruffaner, born April 20, 1937

Charles Clark Ruffaner Family
1965
Caroline (Kinder) Ruffaner
Wife of Charles "Clark" Ruffaner
Ramona Caroline Ruffaner
1937
Year ?
Class of 1955



Frank Vernon Ruffaner (March 9, 1911-1985)
Wife 1: Freda Knappenberger (February 12, 1914- August 4, 1976); daughter of Joseph and Ella Edwards Knappenberger;

Wife 2: Grace Miller McKelvey (April 11, 1915- November 26, 1981); daughter of Harry and Florence (Hindman) Miller


Frank and Freda's children:
Marlin Frank Ruffaner, born July 11, 1940
Martha Ruffaner, born September 6, 1949

Frank Vernon Ruffaner Family
Marlin and Martha Ruffaner



1969
Ruffaner Reunion
Held at the Pony Farm, West Kittanning
Back Row: Woodrow Ruffaner, girl - Unk, Greer Ruffaner, Caroline Ruffaner, Winnie Shearer, unk, behind Sonya - Betty Knappenberger Shearer, Charles "Chuck" Ruffaner, girl - unk, Oren Shearer, Mildred Paup ???, Vic Ruffaner, girl - unk
Row 3: Maxine Ruffaner Anderson, Alverta Ruffaner, Melda Shearer Bricker, Sonya Nichol, Albert "Bud" Shearer Jr, Eyvette Shearer Fair, Carol Anderson
Row 2: Bessie Ruffaner Shearer, Clair Ruffaner holding Lynette "Sue" Ruffaner Arner's son ___, Clark Ruffaner, Frank Ruffaner, Millie Ruffaner ??? (Vic's wife)
Front Row: Bill Anderson, Derek Piper, Barry Nichol, Robin Nichol, Stephen Nichol, Debra Piper, Dan Nichol, Donna Piper, Cary Livengood, Kim Livengood, Amber Anderson
Comment: If these people would stand in straight lines my job would be much easier!



Solomon Ruffaner Family
Solomon Ruffaner was John Alexander Ruffaner's half brother.
Their father was Alexander Ruffaner.
John Alexander Ruffaner's mother was Mary Ann (Zellefrow) Ruffaner.
After Mary Ann's death, Alexander married her sister Nancy Zellefrow. Nancy was Solomon's mother.
Solomon Ruffaner
Circa 1923
Gertie with Dale, Solomon with Edward
Back: Mary Alice, Charles, and Woodrow
c.1947
Clark, Sol Ruffaner, Bessie
Gertie and Sol Ruffaner
Gertie and Sol
with their children: Woodrow, Mary Ruffaner Crawford, Charles
At Laird's Crossing
Sol and Gertie
with grandchildren
Row 1: Elaine and Mary "Rose" Crawford
Row 2: Isabel, Gertie, Clifford Fedorski, Sol, and Maxine
Charles (Chuck) and Alverta Ruffaner
1981
50th Anniversary







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