William Ruth
Mary Ann Martin
Edward F. Beecher
Lovie Alice Stambaugh
Sherman Allen Ruth
Erma Estella Beecher
Edward William Ruth


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Edward William Ruth 1 2 3

  • Born: 27 Feb 1917, Spring Grove, York, PA 2 3 4
  • Died: 7 Dec 2012, Mount Joy Twp., Lancaster, PA at age 95 3 4
  • Buried: 11 Dec 2012, York.: Mount Rose Cemetery, York, PA 3 4

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Jackson Twp., York, PA. 2 The 1920 census recorded Sherman A. Ruth, carpenter, 28, living with wife Estella E. Ruth, 28; daughter Grace A., 4 years 11 months, and son Edward W., 2 years 10 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1940 in West Manchester Twp., York, PA. 5 The 1940 census recorded owning a $5,500 home on Lincoln Highway: Sherman Ruth, carpenter, 49, living with wife Stella, 49; Grace, sewing in shirt factory, 25; and Edward, 23. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania and lived in the same house in 1935.

3. Residence: on 23 Jun 1975 in York, York, PA. 1

4. Obituary: Daily Record: obituary of Edward W. Ruth on 9 Dec 2012 in York, York, PA. 4 Edward W. Ruth, 95, died Friday, December 7, 2012, at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy. He was the husband of the late Loraine S. (Snyder) Ruth.

Edward was born in Spring Grove, on February 27, 1917, a son of the late Sherman A. and Estella (Beecher) Ruth.

He was a self employed barber in Fawn Grove from 1946 until his retirement in 1980. Ed was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in Europe. Edward was a member of Saint Paul Lutheran Church. He was also a life member of the Viking Athletic Club and the Dallastown VFW Post 605.

He is survived by a daughter, Barbara L. McDonald and husband, Terry, and a son, Robert M. Ruth and wife, Barbara all of York; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at Etzweiler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York, with his pastor, the Rev. Paul Gausmann, officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery with military graveside rites provided by the York County Veterans Honor Guard.


1 The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania) (Hanover, York, Pennsylvania.), 23 Jun 1975, page 6. Obituary of Mrs. Sherman A. Ruth.

2 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Jackson, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1667; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 67; Image: 966.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101920138.

4 York Daily Record (York, PA), 9 Dec 2012, obituary of Edward W. Ruth.

5 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: West Manchester, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3644; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 67-97.

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