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Subject: Ruby Ann Hendricks obituary
Date: 20 Jul 2004 21:26:41 -0600
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Surnames: Hendricks, Wallace
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I found this in a scrapbook. I am not a relation.
"The passing of Ruby Ann Hendricks removes from Riceville one of the first pioneer women who settled in this locality.
She was born in Danville, New York, January 2, 1845, and died at her home February 3, 1922, at the age of 88 years, 1 month and 1 day.
She spent her early childhood in New York and Pennsylvania, until her father's death, when, with her aunt, Mrs. Sally Wallace, she moved to Iowa, settling for a while in Dubuque which was then the end of the railroad. From Dubuque she came with her aunt by ox team to Burr Oak, and later to New Oregon, where her uncle operated a hotel. It was in this locality she met James Hendricks, to whom she was united in marriage on Feburary 14, 1864. The same year they moved to Riceville where they made their home.
With her husband she managed the first hotel in Riceville. Since her husband's death on November 8, 1914, she has lived at her home in Riceville, and has always been a devoted member of the Congregational church. She greatly enjoyed the use of her car and rode every afternoon. Last summer she drove to Nebraska and took several other short trips.
She was injured by a fall the morning of November 8, and from that time has been under the loving care of her family. She finally dropped to sleep at 11:45, February 3, 1933.
She leaves to mourn, a sister, Tena Quigley, Pequot, Minnesota; two children: B.N. Hendricks, and Ruby St. John, in Riceville; six grandchildren: Elbert, Ailee Hendricks; Sybil Moore, Ruby St. John, Franklin St. John, and Roberta St. John; and one great granchild, Jacqueline Moore.
Funeral services were conducted in the Congregational church Sunday afternooon."