Individual Record 21

Name}   Hancock, Ruth Arlyne Family History} Hancock              
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 11 Mar 1917 Place} Napa, Napa, California
Marr.: Date} Exa    6 Mar 1937 Place} Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada     (Link)
Marr.: Date} Exa  12 Nov  1964 Place} Reno, Washoe, Nevada                (Link)
Death: Date} Exa    4 Nov  2002 Place} Napa, Napa, California
Burial: Date} Exa    9 Nov  2002 Place} Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, Napa, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   85 = Family hstry
Source 2} 306 = 1920 USA cen
Source 3} 746 = 1930 USA cen
Source 4} 908 = Marriage rec
Source 5} 1298=Voter record
Source 6} 1299=City directory
Source 7} 395 = Marriage rec
Source 8} 457 = Funeral rec
Source 9}   76 = Address list
Source 10}475 = Letter
Source 11}501 = Letter
Source 12}591 = Letter
Source 13}601 = Letter
Source 14}602 = Obituary
Source 15}  30 = Cemetery rec
Source 16}733 = Photographs
Source 17}734 = Photographs
Source 18}735 = Photographs
Source 19}737 = Photographs
Source 20}870 = Letters
Parents: } Wilfred Charles Hancock & Nora Agnes Samuels
   Relationship No.}     4
1st Household No.} 200 = 824 Pine Street, Napa, California
      Occupation 1} Sales clerk
       Occupation 2} Housewife
Spouses:    First} Imboden, William Gabriel (Bill)
              Second} Gattavara, Angelo John
 Total Number of} 2
Leola & Ruth Hancock Ruth Hancock at age 1½ Notes:  Ruth was born in March 1917 while her parents were living at 824 Pine Street in Napa, California.  The first photo at the left shows baby Ruth with her older sister Leola during the Winter of 1917-1918.
The second photo shows baby Ruth at age 1½ with her older sisters, Bee and Leola, and her mother Nora during a trip to the old Samuels home at Blue Mountain in Napa County in September 1918.

The photo at the right shows Ruth at age 10 with her father Wilfred in an Click to enlarge automobile, with sisters Bee and Leola on the running board with Felix the cat.  This photo was taken in 1926 at the Hancock's next home at 2425 Second Street in Napa.

Click to enlarge The photo at the left shows Ruth at age 15 with her sisters Leola and Bee "playin' around" at home in Napa in 1931.

Ruth attended Shearer Elementary School, Intermediate School, and Napa High School, graduated in 1935 at age 18 (see the photo at the bottom below).

Ruth Hancock with cat Bud & Ruth Hancock The two photos at the right show Ruth at 2425 Second Street in Napa, taken circa 1936.  The first photo shows her with her brother Bud.  The second photo shows her with a cat.

Ruth married Bill Imboden in 1937 and thereafter moved to 96 Franklin Street in Napa.  She became a housewife, registered to vote as a Democrat, got a job at the Napa Shirt Factory, and later as a sales clerk for the J. C. Penney store in Napa.  She became a mother in 1942.  Her marriage lasted until 1950.  Ruth remained with her daughter at the Franklin Street residence.

Ruth married Angelo Gattavara in 1964 and thereafter moved to Southern California.  She then worked for the J. C. Penney Company at their North Hollywood and Fairfield stores.  She retired from Penney's after 32 years with them.

After retiring, Ruth assisted her husband Angelo with their fruit and vegetable business from their home in Suisun City.  They delivered produce to restaurants and grocery stores in Fairfield, Napa, and Vallejo.  She loved to can fruit, work in her garden, and was well known for the cookies she baked.
Click to enlarge
After the death of her husband Angelo in September 1998, Ruth briefly lived with her daughter and son in law.  Ruth moved into Piner's Guest Home shortly after Christmas 1998.  She was happy there and had a couple of new lady friends.

The photo at the left shows Ruth on her 85th birthday on 11 Mar 2002.  She passed away less than eight months later.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}     Ruth Arlyne Hancock
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Ruth in 1935 at age 18
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school diploma
Military: Service} None
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 27 Dec 2010
Date Created}  21 Jun  1994
Copyright © 2006, 2010 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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