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Ruth Louise Rogers

Ruth Louise Rogers

Female 1903 - 1984  (80 years)

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  • Name Ruth Louise Rogers 
    Born 27 Oct 1903  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Census 1910  Conway, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1930  Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1940  Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1984  Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    History Aunt Ruth Whitaker was my grandfather's sister. We used to visit her often. She was always busy with some craft project. She even had a wood workshop in the garage. She made many wooden cut out lawn ornaments, windmills, planters etc, which she took great care in painting nicely. Uncle Leslie Wheeler (my great uncle) though no blood relation to Ruth, used to spend afternoons working with her in the workshop or doing odd jobs around the place such as putting the screen house up for the summer months.

    Aunt Ruth could knit, crochet, weave, cane, and so much more. My sister and I often spent a couple days there during school vacations. She loved teaching us how to do a craft. She taught us how to make granny squares, which I did fine with, as long as she was looking over my shoulder. She let us use her knitting machine and helped me make red/white/blue mittens on it. She made me a knitting basket out of an old rectangular milk jug. She cut the top part off and punched holes along the top. She painted a pretty design on the outside with flowers, vines and hearts. She then used old bread bags (plastic) and crocheted them onto the top of the jug and even included handles. You would never guess that she had used plastic bags! I still have that knitting bag.

    She was hard of hearing and had hearing aids in to help her. Sometimes you still had to speak loudly. I remember having difficulty sleeping there sometimes because her hearing aids would whistle and keep me awake. She loved to cook also and liked us to help if we wanted to, especially breakfast like pancakes. I remember shredded wheat a lot for breakfast there too.

    When my grandfather could no longer live in his house due to its condition, he first came to live with us, and then went to stay with Aunt Ruth in Bernardston, before getting his apartment in Greenfield.

    I still have an old wooden mirror that Aunt Ruth gave me as a child. She said she had it as a child, and it was second hand then. It has a picture of a victorian lady etched on the back of it. She tried coloring the lady to make it look more appealing. The color has faded mostly, now, but is still one of my favorite keepsakes.


    certifiedcountrygal originally shared this on 26 Apr 2007  
    SSN 016-20-0391  [3
    Died 9 Jan 1984  Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried Center Cemetery, Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gravestone of Ruth (Rodgers) and Carl Whitaker
    Gravestone of Ruth (Rodgers) and Carl Whitaker
    Person ID I512  Delvee Family | Spouse of a Delvee
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2016 

    Father Bert N. Rogers,   b. Abt 1880, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Anna Frances Sessler,   b. Abt 1882, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F2933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Carl Harold Whitaker,   b. 6 Feb 1900, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1977, Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 22 Aug 1923  Gill, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Marriage Record of Ruth Louise Rogers and Carl Harold Whitaker
    Marriage Record of Ruth Louise Rogers and Carl Harold Whitaker
    Children 
     1. Carl Harold Whitaker, Jr.,   b. 21 Jul 1924, Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 2005, Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
     2. Florence Eva Whitaker,   b. 8 Mar 1926, Gill, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1980, Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Oct 1903 - Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - She was recorded while living with her parents. - 1910 - Conway, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Aug 1923 - Gill, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 26 - 1930 - Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 36 - 1940 - Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1984 - Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jan 1984 - Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Center Cemetery, Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ruth Louise Rogers Whitaker
    Ruth Louise Rogers Whitaker
    Around 1910
    Ruth Louise Rogers Whitaker & Mary Catharine Rogers Taylor Strang
    Ruth Louise Rogers Whitaker & Mary Catharine Rogers Taylor Strang
    Photo taken by photographer in Shelburne Falls with baby fawn. See article for details, as published in local paper.

  • Sources 
    1. [S572] Find a Grave web site, (Provo, Utah: Find A Grave, Inc.).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 40952261

    2. [S805] Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003 , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005).

    3. [S83] Social Security Death Benefit Records (SSDI), (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).

    4. [S503] 1910 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006).
      Year: 1910; Census Place: Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_588; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 0493; FHL microfilm: 1374601

    5. [S509] 1930 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: 904; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0002; Image: 22.0; FHL microfilm: 2340639

    6. [S806] 1940 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1591; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 6-2

    7. [S800] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      Marriage Record of Ruth Louise Rogers and Carl Harold Whitaker