~~~ 1stOffer - March 30, 2019  ~~~

Ruth Thornton - born 1901, Havana Illinois 

        My knowledge of Aunt Ruth is limited, to say the least. The four generations photo does, in my opinion, show Ruth as a baby. Methink it is the year 1901 or 1902 and was taken at the home of Edwin and Eliza Henderson, her great grandparents? 

(for the original image, go to: 4-gen_orig ) 

        Great Great Grandma (Eliza Williams) Henderson on left, Grandma (Eliza Thorpe Thornton (b. 1874) is standing, Great Grandma, Lydia (Henderson) Thorpe is holding Ruth, born 1901 - died 1918.
        This "limited knowledge" is based on two notations mom shared with us on her notes concerning Grandpa's life which is attached to his pages - and linked here also, go to: 

(for the original, go to: T-fam_1915?  )

            Ruth died in the 1818 flu epidemic in Japan. Initially I had suggested this photo to be dated as shown. but now believe it could be dated as 1914 or 1915? 
Hopefully someone has more information on her life that can be included?