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Ruth Elizabeth VanNice Atherton
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Birth: Apr. 14, 1892
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jun., 1952

1st wife of Carl Atherton

The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 6?, June 14, 1952; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa:

Mrs. Ruth Atherton, 60, a long-time resident of the Mediapolis-Sperry vicinity, died in Burlington hospital June 13, at 8:15 p.m.

The former Ruth Vannice, Mrs. Atherton was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vannice, and was born on April 14, 1892. On October 22, 1913, she was married to Carl Atherton, who survives, as do 2 sons and 3 daughters: Stanley E. Atheron and Mrs. Ella (sic: Evelyn) Stewart, both of Burlington; Mrs. Pauline Ruth Dotson, Wapello, and Elwin Charles and Myrtle Atherton, both at home.

Also surviving are 2 brothers and 2 sisters: Howard and William Vannice, both of the Mediapolis-Morning Sun vicinity; Mrs. Lucille Hutchcroft, Mediapolis, and Mrs. Retta Bailey, of Saskatchewan, Canada. There are 5 grandchildren.

Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mediapolis Methodist church, of which Mrs. Atherton was a amember. Burial will be in the Kossuth cemetry.

The body is at the Fry chapel, in Mediapolis.


Iowa Marriage Records, Family Search:

Groom's Name: Carl Stanley Atherton; Groom's Birthplace: Hazen, Arkansas; Bride's Name: Ruth Elizabeth Van Nice; Bride's Birth Date: 1891; Bride's Birthplace: Mediapolis; Bride's Age: 22; Marriage Date: 22 October 1913; Marriage Place: Huron Towahip, Des Moines County, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Charles Atherton; Groom's Mother's Name: Sadie Swise; Bride's Father's Name: Charles Frank Van Nice; Bride's Mother's Name: Ella Warfield Guy; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86821-4; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Source Film Number: 1675643; Reference Number: 2:3QXKX39 
Family links: 
  Carl Stanley Atherton (1887 - 1981)
  Stanley Atherton (1914 - 1999)*
  Evelyn Louise Atherton Stewart (1920 - 2009)*
  Pauline Ruth Atherton Dotson (1923 - 1998)*
*Calculated relationship
Kossuth Cemetery
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Oct 26, 2006
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Ruth Elizabeth <i>VanNice</i> Atherton
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Ruth Elizabeth <i>VanNice</i> Atherton
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