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 Ruth Cleveland

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Ruth Cleveland

  • Birth 3 Oct 1891 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 7 Jan 1904 Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 1154

American Folk Figure. The daughter and first child of President Grover Cleveland and First Lady Frances Cleveland, she died at the age of 12 from a bout of diphtheria. A myth arose that the candy bar "Baby Ruth" was named after her (partially perpetuated by the creators, the Curtis Candy Company). However, that myth has subsequently been debunked.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1154
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Cleveland (3 Oct 1891–7 Jan 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1154, citing Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .