Ruby Castino 9 years old
[By Glen Villa Jr., Last Revised July 17, 2011]

Ruby Castino was actually Ruby Rey. Ruby Lucille Rey was born July 6, 1904, near Ione to Jim Rey and Ida Chandler. Jim Rey was 1/2 Indian from the Nashville area of El Dorado County and Ida Chandler was also 1/2 Indian from the Nashville area of Amador County. According to Ruby’s application for enrollment with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1928, her father Jim died in 1908 and her mother Ida died in 1909. Jim's father was a White man and his mother was an unknown full-blooded Indian from El Dorado County. Ida's father was a White man and her mother was Mary Miller, a full-blooded Indian from Amador County and mother of Henry Miller and Frank Miller.

Ruby’s mother was also mother to John and Andrew Custino, therefore the association and reason for being called Ruby Castino. There is some information to suggest Ruby, John, and Andrew all had different fathers.

In1910, Ruby was residing with her uncle Frank Miller in Township 2, Ione, of Amador County. Ruby was 6 years old. Ruby was born near Ione, while both of her parents were born at Nashville, El Dorado County.

By 1924, Ruby Rey was married to John Porter, a part Indian from Drytown who also resided on the Jackson Rancheria. Ruby and John Porter had several children.

On March 13, 1934, Ruby and John Porter’s children David, John, May and Lois were attending the Ione Grammar school.

In 1934, Mrs. Ruby L. Porter was listed in the North Ione Precinct of the Index to Registration Affidavits Amador County. Ruby was a housewife and Democratic affiliation.

In 1940, 1942, and 1944, Mrs. Ruby L. Porter was listed in the North Ione Precinct of the Index to Registration Affidavits Amador County. Ruby was a housewife and Democratic affiliation.

Ruby died on January 4, 1997 at the age of 92 and was buried in the Ione Public Cemetery.

Articles Concerning Ruby Castino

AMADOR LEDGER
AUGUST 13, 1909
DIED INDIAN JIM.-In Ione, August 6, 1909 Indian Jim, - native of California. aged — years.

Amador Ledger Dispatch
January 6, 1997
Ruby L. Porter Lifetime resident of Amador County Ruby Lucille Porter died at Sutter Amador Hospital on Saturday, Jan. 4, at the age of 92.

A native of Ione, Mrs. Porter made her home in Amador County all her life. Mrs. Porter was preceded in death by her husband John Porter, who died in 1993. The couple was married in 1920.

Mrs. Porter is survived by her two daughters, Louis Gilbert and May Stewart, both of Ione.

She was a devoted grandmother of seven, great-grand-mother of 13 and great-great-grandmother of five.

Mrs. Porter was also preceded in death by her two sons David and John Porter. Mrs. Porter enjoyed working in the garden and loved to sew.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 1 to 8 p.m. in the Blue Room of Daneri Mortuary, and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Main Chapel at Daneri Mortuary in Jackson. Pastor Carl Lathrum will officiate the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donors choice.