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Ruth Day Tillinghast
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1890
Gales Ferry
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 1935
Olmsted County
Minnesota, USA

Granddaughter of Thomas Wesley Day and raised as his daughter. DNA testing suggests that she was the daughter of Lydia D. Day.

Her death certificate and the 1930 census indicate that she was born in 1891; however, the 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses indicates that she was born in 1890.

Married to Walter Byron Tillinghast on April 27, 1907.

She had a fracture of her right femur following a fall in 1933. In late January 1935, she had a bone graft operation at the Mayo Clinic because the break was not joining together. She developed a pulmonary embolism following her operation and died.

Julius Preston Tillinghast was born to Walter Bryon and Ruth Day Tillinghast. At the age of four he was adopted by Reverend Walter and Gertrude Ledlie Deckard at which time his name was changed to Julius Russell Deckard. Russ never liked the name Julius so he always went by the name J. Russell Deckard
Family links: 
  Lydia D. Day Gorton (1875 - 1931)
  Walter Byron Tillinghast (1888 - 1952)
  J. Russell Deckard (1907 - 1971)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Olmsted County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Dr. James M. Owston
Record added: Aug 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40396153
Ruth <i>Day</i> Tillinghast
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 Added: Jun. 24, 2014

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