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Ruth "Madge" Watrous Balester
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1895
Bowman Creek
Wyoming County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1945
Wilkes-Barre
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA

Madge,whose parents were descended from New England Yankees on both sides and whose grandfather fought in the Civil War, grew up in Scranton, where she met a neighborhood Italian boy who she married in 1919. She and Fred moved to Wilkes-Barre to raise a family. While Fred worked on building his optical business, she worked in a sewing factory. She died of cancer at a young age, before either of her two sons married. 
 
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 Parents:
  Cora Dimmick Watrous (1866 - 1941)
 
 Spouse:
  Fred Joseph Balester (1899 - 1976)
 
 Children:
  Fred Joseph Balester (1923 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum
Wilkes-Barre
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: VB
Record added: Mar 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67459910
Ruth Madge <i>Watrous</i> Balester
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Ruth Madge <i>Watrous</i> Balester
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Ruth Madge <i>Watrous</i> Balester
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Grandpa said I looked like you. He used to tell me stories about how he met you in the neighborhood, how he would walk through your yard to see you. Wish we had met. Val
- VB
 Added: Mar. 26, 2011
 
 
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