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 Ruth Pauline <I>Ickes</I> Swank

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Ruth Pauline Ickes Swank

  • Birth 2 Aug 1916 Duncannon, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 1 Aug 2005 Duncannon, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Duncannon, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 11544249

BOrn to Paul Henry and Gladys Reem Ickes, had one sister--Beulah Ickes Orris Radle, deceased. When Ruth was 3 her father died when struck by lightning. Mother died 7 years later by prolonged illness. Children lived with mother's sistet, Beulah Tait, and her husband Robert. Ruth graduated from Duncannon High, in 1934, and Central Penn Business School two years later. Worked for a Harrisburg law firm and then Aldon Products, Duncannon. She married Richard A. Swank in 1938. The couple took up house keeping in the home where Ruth had first lived. Richard (Dick) served in the U.S. Army in Europe. Upon his return they took over the Duncannon Record, a weekly newspaper. They purchased the Perry County Times in 1967. Dick was editor for both papers. (Long story short, they spent all their lives in Duncannon with the successful newspapers.)Ruth was a gifted story teller musician.


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  • Created by: Bill Corl
  • Added: 16 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11544249
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Pauline Ickes Swank (2 Aug 1916–1 Aug 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11544249, citing Duncannon Presbyterian Cemetery, Duncannon, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Bill Corl (contributor 46609777) .