Ruth Florence 11 Bigelow
This is a picture of Ruth in the Spring of 2000,
playing Bingo at the Senior Center
16314.13521.3 Ruth Florence 11
BIGELOW, dau of John Helmer 10
( John 9, John 8, Jared 7, Ezra
6, Ezra 5, David 4, Lt. John
3, Joshua 2, John 1) BIGELOW and Pearl Eleanor HOFF (HAFF) was born 22
August 1915 Dannemora, Clinton co, NY. She married Arthur C. (Bud) WARREN
on 01 November 1937 in Dannemora; Bud died of cancer 22 August 1966 Plattsburgh,
Clinton, NY.; She married (2) Delbert BANKS ??; Delbert had children from
a previous marriage, but Ruth had no children. My Aunt Ruth lived in Fountain
Valley, California (2000) with Everett E. Fitzpatrick. She and Bud used
to travel a lot in an Airstream trailer. They traveled all over the west,
Alaska and Mexico. Bud used to show home movies of their travels through
the Redwoods, Grand Canyon, Rose Bowl Parade, and other great sights that
I would have to wait until I was over 50 to see myself. She is still very
active for 85 years young, plays Bingo and visits at the senior center and
bowling lanes with Everett. She remembers her mother Pearl, Aunt Shum and
Uncle Ben Hobbs very fondly, as do I. I visited her in California in late
Oct 2000, and her memory is failing, but we remembered when we stayed at
Uncle Ben's camp on Chazy Lake and what fun we had. Ruth attended at least
one reunion in California, while her brother Claude was president. She was
in failing health for a number of years before her death. Ruth died 13
March 2004 in Foutain Valley, California.
This is a picture of Ruth with her Dad when she was 3 years old.
This was written on the back by her mother in 1965. (see below)
This was a postcard of the prison in Dannemora where her father worked.
He sent this to his only daughter Ruth in August 1926 or 1928.
She was staying at her uncle's (Everett Hoff) farm in Ellenburgh
and singing on the stage at local functions. Aunt Shum made all of
This is Ruth and Bud shortly after they married in 1937.
They were standing on the front lawn of the Bigelow Homestead
on Smith Street in Dannemora.
Ruth on front lawn of Dannemora homestead, Lombardoni house in background.
P.O. Box 13 Chazy Lake
Dannemora, N.Y. 12929
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