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Ruth St John
Birth: Aug. 5, 1877
Arlington
Fayette County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1898
West Union
Fayette County
Iowa, USA

Ruth was the eldest daughter of Winfield Scott and Marion Minerva (Philllips) St John and was born on August 5, 1877, most likely on her parent's farm which was located near Arlington, Iowa on the Fayette County line, but in Clayton County. In March of 1885 the family moved to Arlington and in a few years, moved again, this time to West Union, Iowa. In the spring of 1897 Ruth was through school and working in a drug store. In the fall her brother Irving had malerial fever and was sick for weeks. January first was his first day out and that day Ruth came down with a fever and became very sick. According to her mother in an interview, Dr. Zoller, the local physician, seemed to think it did not amount to much. But she died January 21, 1898. She was twenty years of age when she passed away. Ruth died on her grandmother Phillip's birthday. Ruthie (as she was called by family and friends) is buried in the Reed Cemetery, the same one that her grandparents, Nehemiah and Elmena St John are buried in. Her Uncle Myron is also buried there. 
 
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 Parents:
  Winfield Scott St John (1852 - 1940)
  Marion Minerva Phillips St John (1854 - 1954)
 
 Siblings:
  Ruth St John (1877 - 1898)
  Naomi Sevina St John (1879 - 1985)*
  William Monroe St John (1881 - 1967)*
  Freeman St John (1885 - 1968)*
  James Irving St John (1887 - 1982)*
  Lewis Holland St John (1890 - 1964)*
  Walter Stuart St John (1892 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Reed Cemetery
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Holland St John
Record added: Dec 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45096974
Ruth St John
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Ruth St John
Added by: Brian/Linda/Madison/Ella Harvey
 
Ruth St John
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Added by: Phil Speed
 
 
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- Jim Bradley
 Added: Feb. 21, 2014

- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Nov. 15, 2010
Aunt Ruth was my father's (Lewis Holland St John) eldest sister and I never had a chance to know her. A special bouquet of roses in remembrance to one who passed away so young and had such promise.
- Holland St John
 Added: Dec. 4, 2009
 
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