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Notes for Ruby Elizabeth McCain

Named for her grandmother Elizabeth Acker.

Marriage: Jefferson Co, Alabama, Vol 115, p 530, Rev Ben E Dunn

1930 Census, Birmingham City, Jefferson County, Alabama, Precinct 37, Block # 28, Sheet #17A
McCain, Buron H 51 Laborer Steam Railroad
Jennie 51
James 16
Drake, Ruby 17
James 19 Carpenter School Bldg
Janeen 5 months
Lola Tucker 46 Boarder Practical Nurse
Virgil Snelling 43 Boarder Real Estate Collector
Norman Durakin 37 Boarder Painter Steam Railroad

1989 Ruby received a plaque from the Friends of Alabama Libraries for selling more of their $10 memberships than anybody in the state. She sold 45 and was honored at their legislative conference in Montgomery, on March 8th. She spend 22 years as the Guntersville librarian before retiring. in 1989 she was on the board of the Alabama Friends group, which was set up in 1983 as a lobbying group to try to get more state money for libraries.

1991 Ruby received the Library Medal of Honor, which goes to retired librarians who have had distinguished careers. She served as Guntersville librarian from 1962 for 22 years until she retired in 1984.


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