- Born: 9 Sep 1906, North Carolina
- Marriage: John Dewey Stafford circa 1926
- Died: 23 Sep 1984, Durham, Durham Co., N.C. at age 78
The 1920 Federal Census for North Carolina, Durham Co., Durham Township, District 35 records Ruth Maddox (13) with her parents John W. (33) and Lucy (34) Maddox and siblings Marvin (10) and William (9). John is a Shoe Salesman.
The 1930 Federal Census for North Carolina, Durham Co., Durham Township, District 16 records John (44) and Lucy (44) Mattax (sic) with children William (19), Marvin (21), and Marrie (21-Marvin's wife). John is a Salesman for a Paper Co., Lucy works in the sewing room of the cotton mill, William is a clerk in a grocery store, Marvin works for a construction company, and Marrie is a packer in a tobacco factory. John and Lucy were married at age 18.
Ruth married John Dewey Stafford, son of Charles Allen Stafford Sr. and Esther Adnora Stafford, circa 1926. (John Dewey Stafford was born on 26 May 1898 in Randolph Co., North Carolina, died on 16 Jan 1961 in Durham, Durham Co., N.C. and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Stanly Co., NC.) The cause of his death was Lung Cancer.