Ruth Rosser Midgley

Birth
Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Death 1 Oct 1967 (aged 87)
Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 113584584 · View Source
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                              BIRTH.

      Dr. John Rosser is the happy father of a brand new young daughter. (Brainerd Tribune, 15 November 1879, p. 4, c. 1)

Crookston Journal: Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Rosser have sent out announcements of the engagement of their daughter Ruth to Frank C. Brown, of Ray Mercantile Co. The date of the wedding is not yet announced. (Brainerd Dispatch, 24 August 1900, p. 8, c. 1)

Ruth Rosser Brown married George L. Chesebrough on June 7, 1913 in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Ruth Rosser Brown Chesebrough married Joseph Midgley on May 13, 1924 in Sherburne County, Minnesota.

In 1895 sisters Pearl Rosser, age 18, and Ruth Rosser, age 16, are in the house of Sarah J. Agard who is apparently running a private school in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota.

      The New Women at Grand Rapids.

      Miss Ruth Rosser is assisting County Treasurer Kremer in his offices. With Miss Rosser in the treasurer's office, Mrs. Pellows in the auditor's office, Mrs. Blaker assisting her husband, the clerk of court, and Mrs. Pratt acting as deputy for the county attorney, it is a pleasure to do business in the new court house.—Grand Rapids Magnet. Brainerd Dispatch, 12 June 1896, p. 1, c. 4)

Ruth seems to have been enumerated twice in the 1910 census, the differences are highlighted in bold:

1910 Federal Census, State of North Dakota, Burleigh County, Bismarck, Ward 4, Household Number 198, Page 14:
Brown, Ruth R., head, married, age 27, b. Minnesota; father b. Virginia; mother b. Virginia [sic]
Brown, John M., son, age 7, b. Minnesota; father b. Pennsylvania; mother b. Minnesota
Brown, Rosser, son, age 6, b. Minnesota; father b. Pennsylvania; mother b. Minnesota

1910 Federal Census, State of North Dakota, Burleigh County, Bismarck, Ward 5, Household Number 198, Page 23:
Brown, Ruth R., head, divorced, age 27, b. Minnesota; father b. Virginia; mother b. Virginia [sic]
Brown, John M., son, age 7, b. Minnesota; father b. Pennsylvania; mother b. Minnesota
Brown, Rosser, son, age 6, b. Minnesota; father b. Pennsylvania; mother b. Minnesota

Ruth's two children are also enumerated for the third time in 1910 in Township 132, Bowman County, North Dakota, living with their grandmother, the differences are highlighted in bold:

1910 Federal Census, State of North Dakota, Bowman County, Township 132, Household Number 32, Page 13:
Rosser, John C. [Mrs.], female, head, married, age 52, b. Wisconsin; father b. New Hampshire; mother b. New Hampshire
Brown, John, grandson, age 8, b. Wisconsin; father b. Michigan; mother b. Minnesota
Brown, Rosser, grandson, age 6, b. Minnesota; father b. Michigan; mother b. Minnesota

1920 Federal Census, State of Minnesota, St. Louis County, Duluth, Household Number 115:
Chesebrough, George Chesebrough, head, married, age 56, b. 1864, Ohio
Chesbrough, Ruth Rusie [sic], wife, age 38, b. 1882, Minnesota
Chesbrough, John L., son, age 17, b. 1903, Wisconsin
Chesebrough, L. L. Rosser, son, age 16, b. 1904, Minnesota
[The two boys shown above seem to be the two Brown boys listed in the 1910 Census above--with their names changed from John M. Brown to John L. Chesbrough and from Rosser Brown to L. L. Rosser Chesebrough.]

1930 Federal Census, State of Minnesota, Crow Wing County, Brainerd:
Midgley, Joseph, boarder, age 49, b. Canada English
Midgley, Ruth R., boarder, age 51, b. Minnesota

1940 Federal Census, State of Minnesota, Crow Wing County, Brainerd, the National Hotel:
Midgeley, Ruth Rosser, age 58, guest, b. 1882, Minnesota
Midgley, Joseph, age, 59, guest, b. 1881, Montreal [sic], Canada, machinst

United States Social Security Death Index:
Given Name: Ruth
Surname: Midgley
Birth Date: 6 November 1879
Social Security Number: 571-32-6698
State: California
Last Place of Residence: Helena, Lewis And Clark, Montana
Previous Residence Postal Code: 59601
Event Date: October 1967
Age: 88

Montana, Death Index, 1860-2007:
Name: Ruth R. Midgley
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 01 Oct 1967
Event Place: Lewis And Clark, Montana
Age: 88
Marital Status: Widowed
Birth Year (Estimated): 1879
County: Lewis and Clark


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  • Created by: A. Nelson
  • Added: 9 Jul 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 113584584
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Rosser Midgley (6 Nov 1879–1 Oct 1967), Find a Grave Memorial no. 113584584, ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) Unknown.