Individual Record 997

Name}   Rushworth, Ruth Elizabeth Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam  7 Sep 1906 Place} Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York
Marr.: Date} Fam 23 Aug 1930 Place} Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  19 Mar 2000 Place} Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire
Burial: Date} Aft   19 Mar 2000 Place} New Hampshire
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 353 = Family notes
Source 2} 362 = Letter
Source 3} 366 = 1910 USA cen
Source 4} 499 = Letter
Source 5} 950 = 1920 USA cen
Source 6} 380 = Phone book
Source 7} 1394=City directy
Source 8} 1389=1925 NY cen
Source 9} 1390=Yearbook
Source 10} 1397=1930 USA cen
Source 11}1392=1940 USA cen
Source 12}408 = Obituary
Source 13}198 = Photograph
Source 14}410 = Obituary
Source 15}411 = Obituary  
Source 16}552 = S.S. record  
Source 17}1396=Obituary  
Source 18}1527=Obituary
Source 19}1363=Genealogy  
Parents: } Orlando Nelson Rushworth & Isabella Detwiller
   Relationship No.} 275
1st Household No.} 117 = Jamestown, Chautauqua
      Occupation 1} Costume designer
       Occupation 2} Lab technician
       Occupation 3} Housewife
  Religion/Church} Congregational/Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime} Kidder II, George Wallace
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Ruth Elizabeth Kidder was born 7 Sep 1906 in Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York.  She was the first daughter of Orlando Nelson Rushworth and Isabella Detwiller.  Her sister Grace Marion was born in 1908.  In the 1910 U.S. census, the family was living at 12 Lakeview Avenue, Jamestown.  Her father was president of a bank and they owned the house with a mortgage.  Living with the family was her aunt Marion Detwiller, who was a private nurse, and a cousin Harry Lorne McNaught, a metal furniture designer.
Ruth's brother Elverton Crissey was born in 1910 and her sister Isabelle in 1916.  In the 1920 U.S. census, her aunt Elizabeth D. Wilson, a widowed sister of her mother, was living in the household.  In the 1922 Jamestown city directory, Ruth was listed as a student.  In the 1925 New York State census, Ruth was listed as a college student.

Ruth attended Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, a liberal arts college for women.  In the 1925 Llamarada she is listed on the Athletic Council as head of the Canoe Club.  In 1927, she was listed as a member of the Glee Club.  Her major was art, with her minor Zoology.  Her senior photograph had the following quotation:  "Ruth was the Cleopatra of Cowles Lodge, belonged to the Cowles Rotary Club, and was the most active member of the Four Horsemen.  She is co-author (with the most profane inhabitant of La Rue Morgue) of the famous question:  'Why wear clothes?'"

In the 1930 U.S. census, Ruth was sharing an apartment in Manhattan, New York with three other young women.  Her occupation was listed as "preparatory" in Zoology.  Ruth married George Wallace Kidder on 23 Aug 1930 in Jamestown, New York.  They had a son and a daughter, both born while they were living in New York City.  In the 1940 U.S. census, they were living at 278 Dodge Road, Providence, Rhode Island.  George was a college professor.  Their son Rushworth was born in 1944 in Providence.

Ruth and George moved to the Amherst area of Massaschusetts, where they raised their family.  Their residence was at 75 Amherst Road, Leverett, Massaschusetts.  George was a Profesor of Microbiology at Amherst College.  Ruth had several careers during her lifetime.  Early on, she was a costume designer.  She was a laboratory techician, and an assistant to her husband.  Originally a member of the Congregational Church, she became the organist for the Presbyterian Church in Leverett, Massaschusetts.

George died in 1996.  Ruth died 19 Mar 2000 in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire.  Her obituary was published in the R Greenfield (MA) on 21 Mar 2000.  Their burial place is unknown.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Ruth in 1927
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} College, 4 yrs      or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 14 Mar 2014
Date Created}  24 Apr 1994
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