Person:John Rue (4)

John D Rue
d.10 Jan 1912
m. 17 Dec 1828
  1. John D Rue1833 - 1912
  2. Rebecca Elizabeth Rosa Rue1844 - 1924
m. 8 Jan 1852
Facts and Events
Name John D Rue
Gender Male
Birth[1] 26 Jul 1833 Mercer, New Jersey, United States
Marriage 8 Jan 1852 West Windsor (township), Mercer, New Jersey, United Statesto Amanda Shangle
Death[1] 10 Jan 1912
Burial[1] Dutch Neck Cemetery, Princeton Junction, Mercer, New Jersey, United States

HON. JOHN D. RUE, ex-state senator of New Jersey, was born in Mercer county, New Jersey, July 26, 1833, son of Enoch and Lydia A. (Davison) Rue. His maternal grandfather was John Davison, whose wife was Rose Snedaker. Enoch Rue was a farmer by occupation. In politics a Whig, and later supported the Republican party. He was of the Presbyterian faith. After leaving the public schools, John D. Rue finished his education by private instruction at Nyack on the Hudson.His early years were spent in farm pursuits.Later he became a manufacturer and dealer in commercial fertilizer.In politics he is a Republican, and has held numerous positions of public trust in his county and state.He has served on the township committee and on the board of chosen freeholders for several years.He served for two terms as a member of the assembly, being elected in 1877.In 1888 he was elected to the state senate, serving two terms.In August, 1899, he was appointed trustee of what is now the New Jersey State Home for Girls, filling each position with honor and ability.In his church affiliation, Mr. Rue is a member of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Trenton, and has for many years been deeply interested in and connected with the Sunday school work of his church. In January, 1852, he married Amanda Shangle, daughter of Frederick H. and Elizabeth (Crater) Shangle. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Rue are: Frederick, died at age of four years. Gilbert D., attended public school at Dutch Neck, Mercer county, New Jersey, and is now a farmer in West Winsor township, Mercer county. He married Anna M. Mount, of Perineville, Monmouth county, New Jersey, and they have one son, John D., Jr., attended the Trenton Model School for four years, and is now in his senior year in Princeton University, taking the scientific course.

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