Obit: Rich, Ruth Emma (1895 - 1937)
Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 15 April 1937

Rich, Ruth (4 Feb 1895 - 9 Apr 1937)

Mrs. Wm. Rich, better known to people of Loyal as Ruth Tibbetts, died Friday morning, April 9th of pneumonia, at Madison. She is well remembered here as an instructor in the Loyal High School, where she taught from the fall of 1929 until June 1934. In the summer of 1934 she was married to Mr. Will Rich, of Madison, who with a son born last Sept 28th, survive her. Other relatives left to mourn her loss are a sister. Phebe Tibbetts of Merrill, and three step-sons, Howard, Charles and Bobby Rich of Madison.

Although of a shy and retiring disposition, Mrs. Rich left many friends here who are shocked and deeply grieved to learn of her death and will always remember her. We wish that we could find the words to bring help and comfort in this time of sorrow.

Funeral services were held at the Scott Memorial Methodist Church at Merrill last Sunday. Those from here who attended were Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Thomas, J. R. Thomas and Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Draper.

Family Notes

Ruth Emma Tibbetts
born: 4 Feb 1895 in Aitkin, Aitkin, Minnesota
death: 11 Apr 1937
Wisconsin General Hospital, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin
burial: Merrill Cemetery, Dane, Wisconsin
Parents: father: Gary Carlton Tibbetts (b. Mar 1860, Colorado), mother: Amy Lawrence (b. Aug 1855, NY)
spouse: William Howard Rich
marriage: 18 Aug 1934 in Washington, DC

District of Columbia Marriages

William Howard Rich
Date: 18 Aug 1934
age: 46
estimated birth year: 1888
spouse: Ruth Erma Tibbetts
spouse's age: 39
spouse's estimated birth year: 1895

1900 Federal Census, ED 2 Aitkin Township Aitkin village, Aitkin, Minnesota, United States, page: 12, sheet letter: B, family number: 185

Amy Tibbetts, white, married female
father's birthplace: England
mother's birthplace: England
years married: 18
estimated marriage year: 1882
mother how many children: 10
number living children: 3

Household Members
Head Guy C Tibbetts M 40 Colorado
Spouse Amy Tibbetts F 45 New York
Daughter Phoebe E Tibbetts F 13 Minnesota
Daughter Ruth E Tibbetts F 5 Minnesota
Son Minor T Tibbetts M 4 Minnesota



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