Ruth Ellen was born on this day in 1917. Sadly, she died just before her ninth birthday in 1926. I know children had a higher rate of mortality in those day but it would still be hard on the family. Emma and Walter had five children. When Ruth died, her sister Juanita was a baby. Think about how hard it would have been for Emma caring for a small baby and grieving the loss of Ruth.
Does anybody know about the cause of death? Was it an accident? A chronic illness? A sudden sickness? Leave a comment if you have info. Also, I would love to have a picture of her rather than the picture I have below.