Monthly Archives: January 2012

>Happy Birthday Frederick Augustus


>Today is the 211th  birthday of Frederick Augustus Ruggles. Born January 8, 1801, Frederick was the third son and third child of Thomas and Ruth Ruggles. He was born in Columbia (now Columbia Falls) in the first house the family owned in town. He would have moved into the “new” house- the one we know as The Ruggles House– with his 6 brothers and sisters at the age of 19. Frederick was a farmer and the agricultural census data from 1850 shows […]