was born at Yankton, Yankton, South Dakota 10 Apr 1870.
His parents were Jacob Ruffner and Hanna Elizabeth Burns.
He married Mary Abt 1893
at of Yankton, South Dakota
was born at England 16 Jun 1873
They were the parents of 2
Deforest Martin Ruffner
born 25 May 1896.
Gordon John Ruffner
born 1 Aug 1899.
John Ruffner died 1 May 1950
at Rossland, Bristish Columbia .