Ruby Hardaway (1928 - 1980)

Ruby Hardaway
1928 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Ruby Hardaway was born on February 2, 1928. She died in January 1980 at age 51.


Ruby Hardaway Biography

Vital facts & highlights of Ruby's life to share with the world

Most Commonly Known Name

Ruby Hardaway

First name


Middle name


Maiden name


Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases




Ruby Hardaway was born on


Ruby Hardaway died in

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Ruby.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Ruby Hardaway?



Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Ruby's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived



Unknown. Was Ruby a religious woman?

Last Known Residence

Unknown. Did Ruby move a lot? Where was her last known location?


Did Ruby finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Ruby attend?


Share what Ruby did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Ruby's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Ruby serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Ruby Hardaway?
View other bios of people named Ruby Hardaways
Back to Top

Ruby Hardaway Family Tree

Ruby's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Hardaway family tree.

Ruby's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Ruby Hardaway
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling


Click to add friends & family.

Ruby's Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of Ruby Hardaway. Below are potential family photos that share Ruby's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Ruby during various points of her life


Share Memories about Ruby

What do you remember about Ruby Hardaway? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Ruby is remembered.

Ruby Hardaway Obituary

This obit of Ruby Hardaway is maintained by Ruby's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Ruby Hardaway passed away in January 1980 at 51 years of age. She was born on February 2, 1928. We are unaware of information about Ruby's family or relationships.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Ruby Hardaway

1928 - 1980 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Ruby's lifetime

In 1928, in the year that Ruby Hardaway was born, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1933, at the age of only 5 years old, Ruby was alive when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1955, Ruby was 27 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1961, Ruby was 33 years old when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1980, in the year of Ruby Hardaway's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

Other Biographies

Other Ruby Hardaways

Jan 25, 1942 - Aug 24, 2007
Jan 24, 1908 - Aug 16, 1994
Sep 2, 1916 - Jun 12, 2002
Jun 10, 1933 - Feb 3, 2011

Other Hardaways

Apr 17, 1929 - June 1978
Apr 7, 1925 - Jul 30, 2004
Jun 13, 1931 - Apr 21, 2004
Oct 9, 1957 - Aug 2, 2009
Dec 26, 1895 - October 1966
Feb 13, 1893 - June 1985
Sep 8, 1907 - March 1977
Feb 24, 1930 - Dec 22, 1997
Apr 1, 1908 - Jan 21, 1992
Apr 7, 1937 - Apr 13, 2010
Dec 13, 1935 - Apr 22, 1996
Aug 16, 1962 - Jun 30, 1994
Sep 20, 1924 - Dec 14, 2006
Sep 6, 1925 - October 1976
Feb 9, 1920 - Dec 4, 2009
Aug 9, 1918 - June 1985
Jul 25, 1958 - Nov 19, 1998
Apr 15, 1896 - April 1967
Apr 21, 1873 - November 1972
Mar 17, 1904 - December 1984

Other Bios

Aug 4, 1905 - Apr 8, 2008
Jan 29, 1889 - March 1974
Mar 31, 1920 - Feb 2, 2004
Jul 14, 1925 - Nov 3, 2003
Feb 22, 1918 - Oct 14, 1996
Jun 9, 1928 - Feb 12, 2002
May 8, 1929 - January 1964
Sep 24, 1927 - Jun 15, 2002
Jan 27, 1927 - Jun 29, 2001
Mar 21, 1927 - Jun 18, 2004
Jan 14, 1930 - Sep 4, 2000
Apr 22, 1926 - Mar 6, 2008
Dec 25, 1922 - Jan 10, 2004
Oct 12, 1907 - Dec 24, 2007
May 16, 1905 - November 1993
Oct 21, 1926 - Apr 6, 2010
Oct 1, 1917 - Feb 27, 2006
Dec 16, 1905 - July 1972
Nov 27, 1906 - Oct 7, 1987
May 14, 1926 - Oct 25, 1993
Success Stories from Biographies like Ruby Hardaway
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.