The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 Ruth Frances <I>Carnes</I> Blackmun

Ruth Frances Carnes Blackmun

Spencerville, DeKalb County, Indiana, USA
Death 22 Sep 1985 (aged 87)
Cass County, Michigan, USA
Burial Niles, Berrien County, Michigan, USA
Plot GM-G,220,4
Memorial ID 100047362 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Ruth was a daughter of Henry Jefferson Carnes and Ella Virginia Miller. She was born in Spencerville, DeKalb, Indiana where the family can be found in the 1900 census for Spencerville, Concord, De Kalb, Indiana with her syblings: Josie Carnes, Edward S Carnes, Homer Carnes, and the youngest Ruth Carnes. Her father worked at the meat market. In 1910 all the family members are in Spence Twp., DeKalb, Indiana where her father was a salesman for the creamery.

She married Harold C Blackmun in Monroe County, Indiana.
Indiana Marriage Record:
Marriage Date: 1 Nov 1919
Marriage County: Monroe
Name Ruth F Carnes
Birth Date: 7 Jun 1898
Gender: Female
Father Name: Henry J Carnes
Mother Name: Ella V Miller
Spouses Name: Harold C Blackman [Blackmun]
Birth Date: 21 Oct 1895
Age: 24

The new family is in Indianapolis Ward 4, Marion, Indiana, for the 1920 census. Harold is a salesman for an electric store. By 1930 the couple has moved to Howard, Cass, Michigan with sons Robert and William. Harold is a salesman for an insurance company. The Blackmun's are still living in Cass for the 1940 census with the addition of daughter Mary. Harold's occupation is collector for a newspaper.

Directories have Ruth and Harold listed in Niles, Michigan for 1959 and 1960, with Harold still a collector for the Herald Press.

Michigan Death Record:
Name: Ruth C Blackmun
Birth Date: 7 Jun 1898
Death Date: 22 Sep 1985
Gender: Female
Residence: Howard, Cass, Michigan
Place of Death: Jefferson, Cass, Michigan

Information submitted by Cindy FAG ID 47274867.

According to Friends of Silverbrook, interment was 1985-09-24.

Family Members





  • Maintained by: Cindy
  • Originally Created by: Janet Personette
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100047362
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Frances Carnes Blackmun (7 Jun 1898–22 Sep 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100047362, citing Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles, Berrien County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Cindy (contributor 47274867) .