Ruth Brewster


Ruth Brewster

Death 23 Aug 1980 (aged 87)
Burial Plymouth, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 67550605 View Source

Apparent error on stone: Per Abram Tandy Brewster's journal (Ruth's father), Ruth was born on July 14th 1893. Therefore, if she died in 1980, she was 87 years old (not 80)at her death. Per family information, Ruth resided at Southbury Training School in Southbury, CT, for some time. Apparently she had mental deficiencies, perhaps due to birth trauma, as it is mentioned in her father's journal that she was not well at birth. Her mother, Clara, died only six days after Ruth's birth.

Entries in Abram Brewster's journal:

"Friday, July 14th 1893 Little girl baby born to us at 7:30 A.M. weight about 7 1/2 pounds. Mother and Florence came last Wednesday on 8:30 P.M. train.

Saturday, July 15th 1893 Clara taken worse about 9 oclock P.M.

Thursday, July 20th 1893 The end has come. Clara died at 6 oclock this morning. Such a short and happy union ours has been. Baby very low & not expected to live the day out. Mollie & I take Ralph & Go to Thomaston for a casket.

Friday, July 21st 1893 Go to Terryville for certificate and permit. Name baby Ruth.

Saturday, July 22nd 1893 Laid my darling wife away this afternoon. Life does not present a very rosy light to me now. Baby somewhat better to-day.

Wednesday, July 26th 1893 Mollie goes home in A.M. and takes little Ruth with her. I go to Waterbury with them & back on 9:20.

Sunday, Oct 1st 1893 Ruth baptized in Great Hill church [editor's note: Seymour, CT] by Rev. Mr. Woodcock. Harlow, May and Jean Mosher god-parents. Ralph fell out of the bed last night but did not wake up enough to cry."


ae 80

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death should read age 87 as d.o.b. was 7/14/1893

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