Charles Henry Ruth Jr.

M, b. 17 August 1911, d. 19 February 1963
     Charles Henry Ruth Jr. was born on 17 August 1911 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK. He was the son of Charles Henry Ruth and Marie Stirlith. Charles Henry Ruth Jr. married Lois Josephine Webb, daughter of Thomas Dart Webb and Josephine Frances Prather, on 16 January 1932 at Manassas, Prince William Co., VA. Charles Henry Ruth Jr. married Graziella (?) before April 1940.1 Charles Henry Ruth Jr. lived on 16 April 1940 at 1911 Key Boulevard, Arlington, Arlington Co., VA.1 He began military service WW II service, Major, U.S. Army Air Corps. He died on 19 February 1963 at Washington, District of Columbia, at age 51. He was buried in February 1963 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Co., VA.

Citations

  1. [S3750] 1940 Federal Census, Arlington County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 4246.

Clara Ruth1

F, b. 22 December 1901
     Clara Ruth was born on 22 December 1901 at Chalfont, Bucks Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Abraham G. Ruth and Amelia Nice.1 Clara Ruth married Ernest Clemens, son of Jacob Clemens and Hanna Rittenhouse, on 4 October 1922.2

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 282.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, 283.

Clarence Ruth1

M, b. 8 November 1915
     Clarence Ruth was born on 8 November 1915 at Bucks Co., PA.1 He was the son of Horace Ruth and Bertha Moyer.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 284.

Cora May Ruth1

F, b. 14 September 1904
     Cora May Ruth was born on 14 September 1904 at Bucks Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Charles G. Ruth and Rosa E. Moyer.1 Cora May Ruth married Levi Hange, son of Joseph Hange and Elizabeth (?), on 28 June 1924.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 285.

Dora Ruth1

F, b. 17 April 1889
     Dora Ruth was born on 17 April 1889 at Bucks Co. (probably), PA.1 She was the daughter of Joseph S. Ruth and Sarah A. Leidy.1 Dora Ruth married Horace Alderfer, son of Franklin L. Alderfer and Catharine Landis, on 10 May 1911, Ceremony by Rev. J. O. Lindeman.1

Children of Dora Ruth and Horace Alderfer

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 281.

Dorothy Ruth1

F, b. 21 July 1911
     Dorothy Ruth was born on 21 July 1911.1 She was the daughter of Leidy L. Ruth and Mary Elizabeth Harr.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 280.

Edna Ruth1

F, b. 10 December 1897
     Edna Ruth was born on 10 December 1897 at Bucks Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Charles G. Ruth and Rosa E. Moyer.1 Edna Ruth married Paul Hunsberger, son of Jonas Hunsberger and Catharine Haecock, on 19 June 1920.1

Children of Edna Ruth and Paul Hunsberger

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 285.

Elizabeth Ruth1

F
     Elizabeth Ruth married Isaac Cassel.1

Child of Elizabeth Ruth and Isaac Cassel

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 268.

Elizabeth Ruth1

F, b. 23 November 1874, d. 16 February 1878
     Elizabeth Ruth was born on 23 November 1874.1 She was the daughter of Joseph S. Ruth and Sarah A. Leidy.1 Elizabeth Ruth died on 16 February 1878 at age 3.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 279.

Elizabeth Ruth1

F, b. 28 December 1906
     Elizabeth Ruth was born on 28 December 1906.1 She was the daughter of Elmer L. Ruth and Anna Mary Bergey.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 280.

Ella K. Ruth1

F, b. 27 October 1887, d. 3 August 1945
     Ella K. Ruth was born on 27 October 1887 at Bucks Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Rev. Joseph Gehman Ruth and Mary Oberholtzer Kratz.1 Ella K. Ruth married Wallace Souder, son of Rev. Mahlon Crouthamel Souder and Lizzie K. Allebach, on 6 April 1911.1 Ella K. Ruth died on 3 August 1945 at age 57 Obituary (findagrave.com):

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVIII, No . 37 - December 14, 1945, page 718, 719

SOUDER, HEDRICK, RUSH. - On Friday evening, Aug. 3, in a tragic accident, five out of six occupants in an automobile met almost instant death when a trolley struck the car in which they were riding.

Ella K., widow of the late Wallace A. Souder and twin daughter of the late Bishop Joseph and Mary Ruth, was born Oct. 27, 1887; died Aug. 3, 1945; aged 57 y. 9 m. 6 d. Early in life she united with the Mennonite Church and was always a consistent, faithful member and an active Christian worker. In the Sunday school, sewing circle, and all church activities, she was present and contributed to her utmost for the success of every cause. Wherever there was a need in the community she was present to assist. Just two days before meeting death she visited her twin sister, who was ill, and assisted her with her household duties. From there she went to call upon her sister-in-law. As she drove out the lane, she cheerfully called out: "It doesn't matter when we leave, just so we're ready." We believe Sister Souder was ready. She is survived by one daughter (Margaret Rush), 4 grandchildren, one brother and 2 sisters.

This tragic accident took place at 8:30 p. m. Mrs. Souder, together with her daughter (Mrs. Hedrick) and the three Hedrick children and another grandson (Dale Rush), had spent some time in the recently enlarged Self-Service Market operated by Mrs. Hedrick's husband, Ralph B. Hedrick, in Lansdale, Pa. After leaving the store in the care operated by Mrs. Souder, they drove to the Hedrick home, north of Lansdale. Upon crossing the trolley tracks, on the private driveway leading into the Hedrick home, a northbound trolley hit the car with a terrible impact, throwing the car more than fifty feet. The car was terribly crushed and it is believed that both Mrs. Souder and Mrs. Hedrick died of broken necks resulting from the impact. The ambulance and Mr. Hedrick were called to the scene of the accident. The victims were at once removed to Elm Terrace Hospital, Lansdale and Mrs. Souder and Mrs. Hedrick were pronounced dead without being removed from the ambulance. Harold, Ella Mae, and Donald Hedrick and Dale Rush were taken into the hospital. Harold was immediately pronounced dead and Ella Mae twenty minutes later. Dale lived until Saturday afternoon, in spite of his serious injuries. Before his death he spoke some precious words to his father. Donald Hedrick, with a serious skull fracture, concussion, and a neck injury, survived the accident and is seemingly fully recovered. He alone is left to comfort his sorely bereaved father. Two funeral directors took charge of the bodies from the hospital. The Hedrick family was taken to the George R. Huff Funeral Homes in Lansdale and the bodies of Mrs. Souder and Dale Rush were taken to the Hunsicker Funeral Parlor in Souderton. On Monday evening approximately twenty-five hundred people viewed the bodies, clothed in simple white, without any flowers displayed, in these two funeral homes, giving a strong testimony for simplicity in death. The funeral was held in the Rockhill Mennonite Church Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 7. John E. Lapp conducted the devotional period, reading selections from I Cor. 15 and I Thess. 4. Jacob Z. Rittenhouse spoke from the text, Eccl. 9:5, and Clinton D. Landis from Amos 4:12. Wilson Overholt led in the closing prayer. There was a vast multitude of people present for the funeral services. An unusual part of the burial, in the adjoining cemetery, was that three separate committals were made - for the Hedrick family, Mrs. Souder, and Dale Rush. The Lord allowed the survivors of this family to be tried as Job of old, but demonstrated that His grace is sufficient for every time of need. Possibly few other individuals could demonstrate Christian fortitude under trial as these survivors. They thereby have given a powerful testimony to the sufficiency of the grace of God, to all in the communityGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVIII, No . 37 - December 14, 1945, page 718, 719.

She was buried in August 1945 at Rockhill Mennonite Church Cemetery, Rock Hill, Bucks Co., PA, Find A Grave Memorial# 11000478.

Children of Ella K. Ruth and Wallace Souder

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 283.

Elmer L. Ruth1

M, b. 18 September 1876
     Elmer L. Ruth was born on 18 September 1876.1 He was the son of Joseph S. Ruth and Sarah A. Leidy.1 Elmer L. Ruth married Anna Mary Bergey, daughter of Jonas G. Bergey and Elizabeth Swartley, on 5 December 1900.1

Children of Elmer L. Ruth and Anna Mary Bergey

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 280.

Emma Ruth1

F, b. 27 October 1887, d. 2 May 1961
     Emma Ruth was born on 27 October 1887 at New Britain Twp., Bucks Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Rev. Joseph Gehman Ruth and Mary Oberholtzer Kratz.1 Emma Ruth married Preston Alderfer Souder, son of John Derstine Souder and Sallie Godshall Alderfer, on 6 April 1911, Ceremony by Rev. Samuel Detwiler.1 Emma Ruth died on 2 May 1961 at age 73 Obituary (findagrave.com):

Gospel Herald - Volume LIV, Number 24 - June 13, 1961, pages 550, 551, 552

Souder, Emma Kratz, daughter of Joseph and Mary Ruth, was born in New Britain Twp., Pa., Oct 27, 1887; died suddenly of a heart attack May 2, 1961; aged 73 y. 6 m. 5 d. She attended the annual Franconia Mission Board meeting the evening before and planned to attend that morning. She stopped at the Rockhill Mennonite Home near Sellersville, and died a few minutes after driving her car there. On April 6, 1911, she was married to Preston A. Souder, who died March 23, 1959. Surviving are 2 sons (John R., of the homestead and Lester R., Skippack, Pa.), 2 daughters (Dorothy R.-Mrs. Charles E. Miller, Telford; and Sallie R.-Mrs. Stanley G. Shisler, Harleysville), 2 sisters (Margaret-Mrs. Henry K. Delp, Line Lexington, Pa; and Alma K. Ruth, Philadelphia), one brother (Horace K., Colmar, Pa.), and 14 grandchildren. One sister and one grandchild preceded her in death. She was a member of the Rockhill Church, where funeral services were held May 6, in charge of Clinton D. Landis and Alfred D. Detweiler.

She was buried in May 1961 at Rockhill Mennonite Church Cemetery, Rock Hill, Bucks Co., PA, Find A Grave Memorial# 11000500.

Children of Emma Ruth and Preston Alderfer Souder

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 283.

Emma Jane Ruth1

F, b. December 1898
     Emma Jane Ruth was born in December 1898 at New Britain Twp., Bucks Co., PA.2 She was the daughter of Abraham G. Ruth and Amelia Nice.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 282.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, 283.

Ernest B. Ruth1

M, b. 14 March 1905
     Ernest B. Ruth was born on 14 March 1905.1 He was the son of Elmer L. Ruth and Anna Mary Bergey.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 280.

Ervin Henry Ruth

M, b. 21 December 1905, d. June 1983
     Ervin Henry Ruth was also known as "Babe". He was born on 21 December 1905 at Tennessee. He was the son of George Orval Ruth and Ettie M. (?) Ervin Henry Ruth married Eva Lois Hagest, daughter of Charles Frederick Hagest and Mary Ettie Cooley, circa 1928. Ervin Henry Ruth died in June 1983 at Clark Co. (probably), IN, at age 77. He was buried in 1983 at Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN.

Child of Ervin Henry Ruth and Eva Lois Hagest

Estella Ruth1

F, b. 22 March 1888
     Estella Ruth was born on 22 March 1888 at Hilltown, Bucks Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Joseph S. Ruth and Sarah A. Leidy.1 Estella Ruth married Wilmer Alderfer, son of Isaiah Alderfer and Mary Landis, on 27 April 1912, Ceremony by Rev. J. O. Lindeman.1

Child of Estella Ruth and Wilmer Alderfer

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 281.

Eva Ruth1

F, b. 12 September 1918
     Eva Ruth was born on 12 September 1918 at Bucks Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Horace Ruth and Bertha Moyer.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 284.

Fannie Ruth1

F, b. 14 November 1835
     Note: Did not marry.1 Fannie Ruth was born on 14 November 1835.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Ruth and Anna Price.1 Fannie Ruth lived at Line Lexington, Bucks Co., PA.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 286.

Flora Ruth1

F, b. 25 November 1882, d. 10 October 1919
     Flora Ruth was born on 25 November 1882.1 She was the daughter of Joseph S. Ruth and Sarah A. Leidy.1 Flora Ruth married Howard D. Sampey in June 1902.1 Flora Ruth died on 10 October 1919 at age 36.1

Children of Flora Ruth and Howard D. Sampey

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 281.

Florence Ruth1

F, b. 23 August 1889, d. 4 November 1957
     Florence Ruth was born on 23 August 1889 at Bucks Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Charles G. Ruth and Rosa E. Moyer.1 Florence Ruth married Franklin L. Leatherman, son of Henry Leatherman and Catharine (?), on 18 December 1915.1 Florence Ruth died on 4 November 1957 at age 68 Obituary (findagrave.com):

Leatherman, Florence, daughter of the late Charles and Rosa Ruth, was born near Line Lexington, Pa., Aug. 23, 1885; passed away at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Nov. 4, 1957; aged 72 y. 2 m. 11 d. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church at Line Lexington, Pa. On Dec. 18, 1915, she was married to Frank L. Leatherman of Line Lexington, in which community they lived their entire married life. Her husband preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 children (Kathryn-Mrs. Norman Mininiger, Quakertown, Pa; Sarah and Pauline, Hatfield, Pa; Lois-Mrs. Henry Musselman, Line Lexington, Pa; and Roscoe, Telford, Pa.), 6 brothers, 4 sisters, and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Line Lexington Church, Nov. 7 , in charge of Claude Meyers. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

She was buried in November 1957 at Line Lexington Mennonite Church Cemetery, Line Lexington, Bucks Co., PA, Find A Grave Memorial# 13533099.

Children of Florence Ruth and Franklin L. Leatherman

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 284.

Frank Ruth1

M, b. 1 October 1902
     Note: Unmarried as of 1926.1 Frank Ruth was born on 1 October 1902 at Bucks Co., PA.1 He was the son of Charles G. Ruth and Rosa E. Moyer.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 285.

Frank S. Ruth1

M, b. 29 December 1877, d. 23 March 1895
     Frank S. Ruth was born on 29 December 1877.1 He was the son of John S. Ruth and Sarah A. Swartley.1 Frank S. Ruth died on 23 March 1895 at age 17.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 279.

George Orval Ruth

M
     George Orval Ruth married Ettie M. (?).

Child of George Orval Ruth and Ettie M. (?)

Grace Ruth1

F, b. 27 October 1901
     Grace Ruth was born on 27 October 1901 at New Britain Twp., Bucks Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Elmer L. Ruth and Anna Mary Bergey.1 Grace Ruth married Charles Earl Wood, son of Horace C. Wood and Caroline (?), on 6 December 1922, Ceremony be Rev. C. E. Heffleger.1

Child of Grace Ruth and Charles Earl Wood

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 280.

Harvey Ruth1

M, b. 13 March 1907
     Harvey Ruth was born on 13 March 1907 at Bucks Co., PA.1 He was the son of Charles G. Ruth and Rosa E. Moyer.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 285.

Henry Ruth1

M
     Henry Ruth married Nancy Yellis.1

Child of Henry Ruth and Nancy Yellis

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 279.

Henry Ruth1

M, b. 15 February 1913
     Henry Ruth was born on 15 February 1913.1 He was the son of Elmer L. Ruth and Anna Mary Bergey.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 280.

Henry Ruth1

M
     Henry Ruth was born.1 He was the son of William Ruth and Hannah Benner.1 Henry Ruth died at New Britain Twp., Bucks Co., PA, Apparently died young -- does not appear in any census. DLB 2008.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 282.

Henry L. S. Ruth1

M, b. 24 October 1875
     Henry L. S. Ruth was born on 24 October 1875.1 He was the son of John S. Ruth and Sarah A. Swartley.1 Henry L. S. Ruth married Caroline A. Kindig, daughter of Henry K. Kindig and Sophia Anders, on 5 April 1897.1 Occupation: President, Citizens National Bank, Lansdale in 1905 at Lansdale, Montgomery Co., PA.1

Child of Henry L. S. Ruth and Caroline A. Kindig

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 279.