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 Ruth Ellen <I>Smith</I> Crumbaker

Ruth Ellen Smith Crumbaker

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 22 Dec 1980 (aged 83)
Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio, USA
Burial South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 152375194 · View Source
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Ruth's father, William, was from a wealthy family, and married against his family's wishes. He was not trained to work and could not support his family. He became an alcoholic and died when Ruth Smith (daughter) was 10 years old (1907). Sadie, Ruth's mother, became a full-time seamstress. She died when Ruth was 15 years old (1912). Ruth lived with her sister (Opal Smith Beck) until her marriage to Frank Joseph Crumbaker in 1915. Ruth was a talented seamstress, and made dancing costumes for her two daughters and others. She was capable as interior decorator (she refused an employment offer from Woodrun's??). She also designed houses; her homes at Lakewood, Ohio; Charleston (Kanawha City), WV & St. Albans (Sweet Acres Drive), WV. She was active in club work, church, Rainbow Girls, Eastern Star, and the Shriner's. Additionally, she was well-known as a speaker in the Methodist Church women's groups.

[These notes were compiled from notes taken by Adrienne Ruth Looby (Hawkins) Morris, of St. Albans, WV in a publication dated 16 Aug 1993.]

She is probably buried with her husband, Frank, but when I called the office at Sunset Memorial Park, they informed me that there were no Crumbakers buried there. They were apparently wrong.

I found information that she was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, but the source did not state which county, Westmoreland or Adams.


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  • Created by: Rick Ferris
  • Added: 16 Sep 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 152375194
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Ellen Smith Crumbaker (27 Oct 1897–22 Dec 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 152375194, citing Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Rick Ferris (contributor 47313334) .