Notes for JOHN EDWIN SCRUBY:

Son of Horace F and Mary Scranton (Roe) Scruby.
Born: October 24, 1915 in Washington.
Died: September 6, 1988 in Templeton, San Luis Obispo County, California.
Last Residence: Cambria, San Luis Obispo County, California.
Census:
1920 - ?, Ottawa County, Oklahoma.
1930 - Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California.


1920 Census
name: John E Scruby
residence: , Ottawa, Oklahoma
estimated birth year: 1916
age: 4
birthplace: Washington
relationship to head of household: Son
gender: Male
race: White
marital status: Single
father's birthplace: Missouri
mother's birthplace: Texas
film number: 1821481
digital folder number: 4384878
image number: 00697
sheet number: 19
Household Gender Age
parent Horace Scruby M 29y
parent Mary Scruby F 28y
John E Scruby M 4y2m
Jane Scruby F 2y3m


1930 Census
name: John E Scruby
event: Census
event date: 1930
event place: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
gender: Male
age: 14
marital status: Single
race: White
birthplace: Washington
estimated birth year: 1916
immigration year:
relationship to head of household: Son
father's birthplace: Missouri
mother's birthplace: Texas
enumeration district number: 0819
family number: 6
sheet number and letter: 1A
line number: 26
nara publication: T626, roll 124
film number: 2339859
digital folder number: 4532344
image number: 00148
Household Gender Age
parent Horace F Scruby M 39
parent Mary R Scruby F 38
John E Scruby M 14
Jane E Scruby F 12
Maggie Parsons F 52 (servant/maid)


Obituary:
JOHN EDWIN SCRUBY, 72,
September 11, 1988

TEMPLETON, CALIF. JOHN EDWIN SCRUBY, 72, manufacturer of tin soldiers and authority on war games, died Tuesday. Scruby began making tin soldiers in his garage about 1955 and began publishing a war-game magazine in 1957. He was considered one of the founders of war gaming and developed rules for the games of skill and strategy.