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 Ruth Cleveland

Ruth Cleveland

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 7 Jan 1904 (aged 12)
Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 1154 · View Source
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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: 1 Jan 2001
  • 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 .