Ruth Valborg Lundholm

Ruth Valborg Lundholm

Brisbin, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 17 Oct 1918 (aged 26)
Portsmouth, Portsmouth Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England
Burial Petaluma, Sonoma County, California, USA
Memorial ID 73834144 · View Source
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Second Lundholm Sister Dies on
Duty Overseas;

Petaluma Nurses succumb in England shortly after arrival.

Miss Ruth Lundholm, Red Cross nurse, is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Lundholm of Petaluma to die within a month, their other daughter, Miss Viola Lundholm, having passed away in England on October 11. Ruth Lundholm died, also in England, six days after her sister, according to the announcement reeived by the parents, which gives no details.

The Lundholm sisters were graduates of the Merritt Hospital of Oakland. Late last year they enlisted as Red Cross nurses, Ruth going to the Letterman General Hospital for training and Viola to Camp Cody, New Mexico.

In September the sisters were separately ordered to New York for overseas duty and met on shipboard. Each had been assigned to different units in England. The last letter from them was dated on the transport and said they were both in the best of health.

Published San Francisco Chronicle
November 5, 1918

History; found on Ancestry
There is a Record of Confirmation, of births and baptisms, for Houtzdale, Clearfield, Pennsylvania; Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church.
It states that Ruth Valborg Lundholm, born Feb. 14, 1892, was "adopted by"
August and Anna Lundholm and born and baptised in Brisbin, PA and confirmed on June 3, 1906. It is possible that adopted is referring to the naming of God Parents.

August is the brother of Andrew Peter Lundholm, Ruth's father, as listed in census records. A widowed August is living with Andrew and Lena Lundholm, 1900 and 1910 census along with Ruth. Ruth's census records indicate she was born in California. I cannot find another birth record for Ruth which would suggest a California birth.


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