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Ruth Louise Rogers

Ruth Louise Rogers

Female 1903 - 1984  (80 years)

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  • Name Ruth Louise Rogers 
    • 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 [4]
    Born 27 Oct 1903  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 8
    Census 1910  Conway, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1930  Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1940  Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1984  Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died 9 Jan 1984  Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 8
    Last Full Review 3 Apr 2021 
    Buried —  Center Cemetery, Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I512  | Spouse of a Delvee
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2021 

    Father Bert N. Rogers,   b. Abt 1880, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anna Frances Sessler,   b. Abt 1882, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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
    Age at Marriage She was 19 years - He was 23 years 
    Children 2 children 
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2021 
    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 - 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 - 1930 - Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 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. [S503] 1910 U.S. Federal Census, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006), Primary Source.
      Year: 1910; Census Place: Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_588; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 0493; FHL microfilm: 1374601

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

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

    4. [S47] Ancestry Member Trees, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Tertiary Source.

    5. [S572] Find a Grave web site, (Provo, Utah: Find A Grave, Inc.), Secondary Source.
      Memorial ID 40952261 Ruth Louise Rogers Whitaker

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

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

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