John C. Rufty World War I veteran, Probable relative of mine, In the service of the nation poster, Genealogy info found, 28 August 1897 – 11 April 1980 Rowan County NC
My aunt Nell, the sister of my mother, gave me a poster several years ago she found at a flea market.
The poster, “In the service of the nation,” cited the service of John C. Rufty in World War I.
My maternal grandmother was born a Rufty, a German name in Rowan County, NC.
I did a search on FamilySearch.org and found the following:
John Claude Rufty
Parents and Siblings
|Name||John Claude Rufty|
|Event Date||11 Apr 1980|
|Event Place||Spencer, Rowan, North Carolina|
|Burial Date||13 Apr 1980|
|Burial Place||Salisbury, North Carolina|
|Residence Place||Spencer, Rowan, North Carolina|
|Address||411 Baldwin Avenue|
|Birth Date||28 Aug 1897|
|Birthplace||Rowan County, North Carolina|
|Father’s Name||John Lewis Rufty|
|Mother’s Name||Laura Hudson|
I found a common ancestral link so we are apparently related.
I would, however, prefer that someone who knew him or is more closely related take possession of this poster.
If you are that person, please leave a comment.
Perhaps someone can provide the rest of the story.
John C. Rufty was in World War I.
Did he witness events that traumatically affected him?
He lived a long time, but apparently did not marry or have children.
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Listed on 1900 Census as son of John L. Rufty.