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Ruth Elizabeth Hitchcock

Ruth Elizabeth Hitchcock[1, 2]

Female 1895 - 1957

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  • Born  17 May 1895  Aberdeen, Edmonds, South Dakota U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Female 
    Died  25 Dec 1957  Salem, Marion, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Gilchrist Cemetery, Salem, Marion, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Sources:

      03) BRESSLER, Gatha Viola: Certificate of Birth; Registered No. 32; Oregon State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics.



      Narrative History:
      Born on the homestead in Richland Mina South Dakota assisted by a midwife.
      Died at the Deaconess Hospital in Salem Oregon.

      She lived in South and North Dakota, Michigan, Texas and Oregon. She was a Methodist.

      From Ella Hitchcock Starr, sister of Ruth, as told to Gatha Bressler Rhodes (Ruth's daughter), February 22, 1999. -- Ruth was named for Elizabeth Curtis her grand-mother.
    Person ID  I1722  Devin Timber | David Devin Pedigree
    Last Modified  30 Dec 2008 

    Father  Clarence Wallace Hitchcock,   b. 05 Aug 1865, Bulamont, Michigan U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1936, Lewistown, Fergus, Montana U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Maria Curtis Holdeman,   b. 01 Aug 1869, Burr Oak, Noble Township, Branch, Michigan U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Oct 1949, Lewistown, Fergus, Montana U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Jan 1890 
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    Clarence & Maria Hitchcock Family
    Clarence & Maria Hitchcock Family
    Family ID  F0721  Group Sheet

    Family  George Albert Bressler,   b. 21 Feb 1890, Salem, Marion, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1958, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Apr 1915  Salem, Marion, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 
    • Married at the "Residence of Mrs. Hitchcock" per Marriage Certificate.
    • Newspaper clipping [date unknown, publisher unknown]
      "Personals.
      George Bressler, one of Livesley promising young men, was married to Miss Ruth Hitchcock of Salem last Saturday at the home of the bride's parents in Highland. Rev. William Nicholl officiated. Immediately after the ceremony the young couple left for Portland. After a short honeymoon they took up their residence at Livesley where they will make their home. Their friends wish them many happy successful years."
    Children 
    >1. Gatha Viola Bressler,   b. 02 Feb 1916, Salem, Marion, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1999, Salem, Marion, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  30 Dec 2008 
    Family ID  F0528  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Hitchcock, Ruth Elizabeth
    Hitchcock, Ruth Elizabeth

    Headstones
    Ruth HITCHCOCK Bressler
    Ruth HITCHCOCK Bressler

    Heirlooms
    Cassoral Disk
    Cassoral Disk
    Owned by Ruth Elizabeth HITCHCOCK Bressler. Origin unknown. Handed down to her grand-daughter. Then, passed to her great-grandson, David Devin.

  • Sources 
    1. [S04015] Hitchcock, Ruth Elizabeth : Certificate of Birth, Division of Vital Statistics, South Dakota State Board of Health, (Registered No. 172), Vol. 26 Page 196 No.10805..
      1. Place of Birth:
      County: Edmunds
      Township, City or Town: Richland [township] Mina
      2. Full Name of Child: Ruth Elizabeth Hitchcock
      3. Sex: Female
      5. Number, in order of birth: 2
      8. Date of Birth: May 17, 1895
      9. Full Name Father: Clarence W. Hitchcock
      16. Full Maiden Name Mother: Maria G. Holderman

      Filed 4/17, 1941 Lavi J. Thomas, Registrar.

    2. [S04253] Holdeman Descendants Vol. I, Weaver, Edwin L., (E. V. Publishing House; Indiana; 1937), Page 245.

    3. [S04063] Bressler-Hitchcock : Certificate of Marriage.
      This certifies that on the 10th day of April 1915 in the year of our Lord G. A. Bressler and Ruth Hitchcock were by me united in Holy Matrimony at Salem Oregon According to the Ordinance of God and the laws of Oregon.
      Witnesses,
      Frances Bressler

      William Nicholl
      pastor M. E. Church

    4. [S04064] Bressler-Hitchcock : Marriage Certificate.
      Marriage Certificate State of Oregon County of Marion,
      This is to certify that the undresigned, a Methodist by authority of a License bearing date the 10 day of April 1915 and issued by the County Clerk of the County of Marion, did, on the 10th day of April 1915 at the Residence of Mrs. Hitchcock in the County and State aforesaid, join in lawful wedlock G. A. Bressler (name of male) of the County of Marion Stae of Oregon, and Ruth Hitchcock (name of female) of the County of Marion State of Oregon, with their mutual assent in the presence of J. P. Bressler, FE, Bressler Witnesses.

      Witness my hand Wm. Nicholl
      My certificate of authority to solemnize marriage is recorded in Marion County, Oregon.