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Rubye Margaret Reeder Whitaker
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1909
Port Townsend
Jefferson County
Washington, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1975
Hesperia
San Bernardino County
California, USA

Daughter of ERVIN GUY REEDER, SR. & ANNA LAURA REVEAL

Occupation: Band leader of Covered Wagon Girls Western Swing Band
(an girl Western music band from late 30's through the early 50's.)

Born: Fort Worden Army Hospital on base
Note: father was career Army (Band Leader)

Married: Jun 28, 1928, ALBERT WILLIAM WHITAKER, Sr., Fort Lewis, Pierce Co., Washington
Divorced

Two children


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Pasadena Rose Parade entry January 1, 1946 of a real covered wagon, pulled by Paint horses. Decorated with yellow chrysanthemums with a Red "V" for Victory on the side. They won the much coveted "Presidents Trophy" for the float that most closely depicted the Theme of that year. It was the first parade at Wars end. There were seats made all around the outside of the Wagon for the Band members to sit on. Rubye sat up front with the team driver, with her 12 year old daughter, Dolores, standing behind them. All of the band members were in their traditional full long covered wagon costumes they wore to all events. Rubye's only disaster was caused by flowers glued to the wagon seat back, and as her favorite costume was stuck, it had to cut away at parades end.
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by Dolores Whitaker
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Albert William Whitaker (1906 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Other.
Specifically: ashes with daughter
 
Created by: Catherine Clemens...
Record added: Jul 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94040910
Rubye Margaret <i>Reeder</i> Whitaker
Added by: Catherine Clemens Sevenau
 
Rubye Margaret <i>Reeder</i> Whitaker
Added by: Catherine Clemens Sevenau
 
Rubye Margaret <i>Reeder</i> Whitaker
Added by: Catherine Clemens Sevenau
 
 
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