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Ruth Elizabeth Dodge Champney
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1819
Rodman
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 1890
Columbia
Tuolumne County
California, USA

Age 71 or 73, depending on the source.

Near Springfield, March 28th. Ruth E., wife of A. D. Champney, native of New York, age 73.

George H. Champney, of Oakland, came up on Monday to attend the funeral of his mother, Mrs. A. D. Champney, which took place at Columbia Tuesday.

Before 1850, the Census Records only named the head of the household. This is Ruth's family when she was about a year old. Her father was Chester Dodge.

This memorial is linked to both of Ruth's parents.

1820 United States Federal Census
about Chester Dodge
Name: Chester Dodge
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Rodman, Jefferson, New York
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 2
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 3
Free White Persons - Over 25: 3
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 7

In 1830, Ruth's little brother had been born, and the household numbered eight members.

1830 United States Federal Census
about Chester Dodge
Name: Chester Dodge
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Richland, Oswego, New York
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8

1850 United States Federal Census
about Ruth E Champney
Name: Ruth E Champney
Age: 31
Birth Year: abt 1819
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Richland, Oswego, New York
Gender: Female
Family Number: 73
Household Members: Name Age
Chester Dodge 64
Martha Dodge 58
Mary Dodge 25
Jennette Amanda Dodge 22
Martha J Dodge 20
Clarissa D Dodge 16
John Nelson Dodge 14
Marcus Wells Dodge 28
Julia A Dodge 26
Albert Dodge 4
Willis C Dodge 2
Marion N Dodge 32
Francis Dodge 6
Ruth E Champney 31
Mary J Champney 0

Another brother of Ruth is not listed. His name was Collins Dodge.

1860 United States Federal Census
about R E Champney
Name: R E Champney
[Ancestry.com User-submitted-comment: Ruth E. Dodge was her maiden Name and she was b. 3 mar 1819 in Rodman, New York.
Submitted by N.E.Dodge on 12/24/2009]
Age in 1860: 41
Birth Year: abt 1819
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: Township 1, Tuolumne, California
Gender: Female
Post Office: Sonora
Household Members: Name Age
A D Champney 46
R E Champney 41
Mary J Champney 7
Fred E Champney 5
Martha E Champney 3
George H Champney 1

1870 United States Federal Census
about R E Champney
Name: R E Champney
[Ruth Elizabeth Dodge]
Age in 1870: 51
Birth Year: abt 1819
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Township 2, Tuolumne, California
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Columbia
Household Members: Name Age
Almon D. Champney 56
Ruth Elizabeth Champney 51
Martha Jessie Champney 16
Fred A. Champney 15
Fred A. Champney 14
George H. Champney 12
Charles L. Champney 9
Benjamin Franklin Appleby 37 Find A Grave Memorial# 26915305
Adolph Muller 64
Patrk Fennegan 38

1880 United States Federal Census
about Ruth E. Champney
Name: Ruth E. Champney
Age: 61
Birth Year: abt 1819
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Township 2, Tuolumne, California
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital status: Married
Spouse's Name: A. D. Champney
Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Mother's Birthplace: Rhode Island
Occupation: Keeping House
Household Members: Name Age
A. D. Champney 66
Ruth E. Champney 61
Jessie M. Champney 26
Fred A. Champney 25
Mary E. Champney 24
George H. Champney 22
Charles L. Champney 19

1900 United States Federal Census
about Almon Delos Champney
Name: Almon D Champney
Age: 86
Birth Date: Mar 1814
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1900: Oakland Ward 2, Alameda, California
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Mother's Birthplace: Rhode Island
Household Members: Name Age
Almon D Champney 86
Martha J Champney 46
Fred A Champney 45
Mary E Champney 44
George Harvey Champney 41
Charles Loren Champney 39

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Almon D. Champney, Ruth's husband, was born in March 1814 in New York. He came to Jamestown, California, in 1849 or 1850 and was a merchant. He returned to New York where he married Ruth E. Dodge on August 30, 1848, and returned to California with her and their eldest child in 1853 or 1854. In 1860, the family was living in Columbia, and Almon was a miner in a quartz mine.

The family lived in Columbia in 1870, where Almon was a farmer.

The Champneys had several children, the first being born in New York and the others in California. Their daughters were Jessie Martha, their eldest child, who was born August 15, 1853 in New York, and Mary Elizabeth who was born May 5, 1856. Their sons were Fred A. who was born September 1854, George H. who was born December 1858, and Charles Loren, who was born January 13, 1861.

On March 28, 1890, Ruth passed away near Springfield.

By 1900, Almon and all five of the children lived together on Market Street in Oakland, California. Almon was 86 years old. None of his children had married, all of his sons were carpenters, and both his daughters were not employed.

Almon passed away in Alameda County, California, February 4, 1907, at the age of 92. George, Martha and Mary were still living in Oakland together as single adults in 1910. George was the only one employed at that time, and he was still doing carpentry work. Fred and Charles were still single and living together in the Stanislaus Forest Reserve, Mariposa County, California, where they were farmers.

In 1920, the Champney siblings' homes and lifestyles were about the same as in 1910. George's occupation was listed as a building contractor, Fred's occupation was an orchard farmer, and Charles' occupation was a gold miner.

In 1930, all the siblings were still single and living together except Fred. Fred remained in Mariposa where he was a house builder at age 75. Charles had moved in with George and his sisters in Oakland. Charles and George were also house builders, and their sister, Martha, was a dressmaker.

Charles passed away January 12, 1943.

Martha passed away March 7, 1942.

Mary passed away March 25, 1943.

It is likely Fred passed away between 1930 and 1940.

Men who were the head of the family and living in Rodman,Jefferson County, New York, in 1820, about the time Ruth was an infant, per the 1820 United States census, were as follows:
1. Ambrose H Dodge
2. Chester Dodge
3. Sylvester Dodge
4. William Dodge

1940 United States Federal Census about Charles Champney
Name: Charles Champney
Respondent: Yes
Age: 79
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: California
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Oakland, Alameda County, California
Street: Dover
House Number: 5222
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Oakland, Alameda County, California
Residence in 1935: Same House
Home Value: About $3500.00
Household Members: Name Age
Charles Champney 79
Mary E Champney 82
Martha Champney 86

Name: Mary E Champney
Age: 82
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: California
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Sister

Name: Martha Champney
Age: 86
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: California
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Sister
 
 
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 Parents:
  Chester Dodge (1788 - 1871)
  Martha Cone Dodge (1792 - 1888)
 
 Children:
  George Harvey Champney (1858 - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Collins Dodge (1815 - 1885)*
  Ruth Elizabeth Dodge Champney (1819 - 1890)
  Martha Jane Dodge Ballard (1830 - 1910)*
  Clarissa Dodge Jones (1834 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Columbia Public Cemetery
Columbia
Tuolumne County
California, USA
Plot: Public Plot HT31
 
Created by: Mohr Historical Research...
Record added: Feb 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65904465
Ruth Elizabeth <i>Dodge</i> Champney
Added by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
 
Ruth Elizabeth <i>Dodge</i> Champney
Added by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
 
Ruth Elizabeth <i>Dodge</i> Champney
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- tbeck
 Added: May. 20, 2012
Your children have all joined you in heaven. May you enjoy the peace and happiness of being together with God.
- Mohr Historical Researcher
 Added: Sep. 27, 2011
 
 
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