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Carruth, Ella Calista Earl, 1901-1994


Ella Calista Carruth (née Earl) was born on June 19, 1901 in Bunkerville, Nevada. She was the granddaughter of Edward Bunker Sr., a Mormon settler who founded the town of Bunkerville in 1877. Carruth was also related through marriage to Zilpha Earl (née Fuller), who was purported to be the first non-indigenous person born in the Las Vegas Valley. Zilpha Earl was born at the Old Mormon Fort in present-day Las Vegas in 1856.