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 Ruth Elizabeth <I>VanNice</I> Atherton

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Ruth Elizabeth VanNice Atherton

  • Birth 14 Apr 1892 Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
  • Death Jun 1952
  • Burial Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 16338547

1st wife of Carl Atherton

The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 6?, June 14, 1952; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa:

Mrs. Ruth Atherton, 60, a long-time resident of the Mediapolis-Sperry vicinity, died in Burlington hospital June 13, at 8:15 p.m.

The former Ruth Vannice, Mrs. Atherton was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vannice, and was born on April 14, 1892. On October 22, 1913, she was married to Carl Atherton, who survives, as do 2 sons and 3 daughters: Stanley E. Atheron and Mrs. Ella (sic: Evelyn) Stewart, both of Burlington; Mrs. Pauline Ruth Dotson, Wapello, and Elwin Charles and Myrtle Atherton, both at home.

Also surviving are 2 brothers and 2 sisters: Howard and William Vannice, both of the Mediapolis-Morning Sun vicinity; Mrs. Lucille Hutchcroft, Mediapolis, and Mrs. Retta Bailey, of Saskatchewan, Canada. There are 5 grandchildren.

Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mediapolis Methodist church, of which Mrs. Atherton was a amember. Burial will be in the Kossuth cemetry.

The body is at the Fry chapel, in Mediapolis.


Iowa Marriage Records, Family Search:

Groom's Name: Carl Stanley Atherton; Groom's Birthplace: Hazen, Arkansas; Bride's Name: Ruth Elizabeth Van Nice; Bride's Birth Date: 1891; Bride's Birthplace: Mediapolis; Bride's Age: 22; Marriage Date: 22 October 1913; Marriage Place: Huron Towahip, Des Moines County, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Charles Atherton; Groom's Mother's Name: Sadie Swise; Bride's Father's Name: Charles Frank Van Nice; Bride's Mother's Name: Ella Warfield Guy; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86821-4; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Source Film Number: 1675643; Reference Number: 2:3QXKX39

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 16338547
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Elizabeth VanNice Atherton (14 Apr 1892–Jun 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16338547, citing Kossuth Cemetery, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by No Reins (contributor 46595053) .