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Catherine Ziegler Ruffing Kiernan
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Birth: Feb. 21, 1906
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 1994
Pima County
Arizona, USA

Catherine was the daughter of Jacob and Eva Ruffing.
According to her birth certificate, Catherine Z. Ruffing was b. Feb. 21, 1906 in Chicago, Cook, IL. Her father was 36 yr. old Jacob W. Ruffing, b. in Ft. Wayner, IN. and her mother was 34 yr. old Eva Reynolds, b. in Carrolton, MO.

In the Cook Co., IL. Birth Index, Catherine Z. Ruffing, b. Feb. 21, 1906 was listed as 'Canadian by ethnicity' (?) - and her parents were listed as Jacob W. Ruffing and Eva R. Reynolds.

Before Catherine was born, her parents,
30 yr. old Jacob, b. Dec. 1869 in OH., a shipping clerk for a supply company and 27 yr. old Eva Ruffing, b. Jul. 1872 in MO., were living in Chicago Ward 12, Cook, IL. according to the 1900 U.S. census.
Jacob and Eva married in 1892 and had been married for 8 yrs. Eva had not yet had any children.
Jacob's parents were both b. in Germany.
Eva's father was b. in MD. and her mother in IN.

In the 1910 U.S. census, 4 yr. old Catherine J. Ruffing, b. about 1906 in Il., was living in Chicago Ward 31, Cook, IL. with her
38 yr. old mother, Eva Ruffing, b. in MO. and two roomers,
33 yr. old Harry A. Downer and 25 yr. old Joseph Baker.
Catherine's father was b. in IN.
According to the census, Eva was married - but Jacob was not living in the home. This was her first marriage and she had been married for 17 yrs. Eva was the mother of three children, only one of whom was still alive by this census.
Eva's father was b. in MD. and her mother in IN.

By the 1920 Federal census, 13 yr. old Catherine Ruffing, b. in IL. was living in Silveyville, Solano, CA. with her
47 yr. old widowed mother, Mrs. Eva Ruffing, a farmer engaged in general farming, b. abt. 1873 in MO.
Eva's father was b. in MD. and her mother in IN.
Catherine's father was b. in IN. and her mother in MO.

Catherine married John Fitzgerald Kiernan Jr.
John and Catherine had three sons:
1)Howard James Kiernan, b. Jan. 06, 1926 in Ca. and d. Jul. 28, 1956 in San Bernardino Co., Ca.
2)Warren Randall Kiernan, b. Nov. 29, 1927 in Los Angeles, Ca. and d. Dec. 26, 1997 in Dillard, Rabun, Ga.
3)Russell L. Kiernan

In the 1930 U.S. census, 24 yr. old Katherine Z. Kiernan, b. in IL., was living in Los Angeles, L.A., CA. with her
43 yr. old husband, John I Kiernan, a surgical nurse in a receiving hospital, b. in IL.
5 yr. old son, Howard J. Kiernan, b. abt. 1925 or 1926 in CA.
2 yr. 11 mth. old son, Warren K. Kiernan
9 mth. old son, Russell L. Kiernan
John was 37 yrs. old and Katherine was 18 at the time of their first marriage.
Both of John's parents were b. in England.
Katherine's father was b. in IN. and her mother in MO.

Note provided by Lorrie: Catherine's son, Dr. Russell L. Kiernan, was also living in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ from 1991-1995. 
Family links: 
  Eva Reynolds Ruffing (1872 - 1922)
  John Fitzgerald Kiernan (1885 - 1954)
  Howard James Kiernan (1926 - 1956)*
  Warren Randall Kiernan (1927 - 1997)*
  Charles McPherson Ruffing (1895 - 1898)*
  Oma May Ruffing (1900 - 1901)*
  Catherine Ziegler Ruffing Kiernan (1906 - 1994)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Catherine is buried with John Fitzgerald Kiernan.
San Gabriel Cemetery
San Gabriel
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Created by: Chloe
Record added: Jan 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 82970147
Catherine Ziegler <i>Ruffing</i> Kiernan
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Catherine Ziegler <i>Ruffing</i> Kiernan
Added by: Chloe
Catherine Ziegler <i>Ruffing</i> Kiernan
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 Added: Jan. 4, 2012

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