Ruth Burr DAMON

Female 1885 - 1992  (107 years)


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  • Name Ruth Burr DAMON 
    Born 29 Sep 1885  Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 Dec 1992  Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Ruth Burr (Damon) Newcomb, born Fitchburg, Massachusetts 29 September 1885, daughter of Herbert A. Damon and Nellie E. Burr; died 6 December 1992. [1]
    Buried Downington, Chester County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I134235  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2018 

    Father Herbert Arthur DAMON,   b. 24 Oct 1860, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Nellie Evelyn BURR,   b. 12 Aug 1861, Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1959, West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1884  Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The marriage record of Herbert A. Damon and Nellie E. Burr cites their residences Fitchburg. The groom is age 24, first marriage, occupation Bank Teller, born Fitchburg, son of Horace and Emily M. The bride is age 23, first marriage, occupation At Home, born Ashby, daughter of Perezlet and Elmira. [3]
    Notes 
    • 1900 census of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, enumerated 4 June 1900:

      - Damon, Herbert A., age 39, married 15 years, born October 1860 in Massachusetts, father born Massachusetts, mother born Vermont, occupation Teller, Bank.
      - Damon, Nellie E., age 38, wife, married 15 years, mother of 1 child, 1 child still living, born August 1861 in Massachusetts, father born Massachusetts, mother born Vermont.
      - Damon, Ruth B., age 14, daughter, born September 1885 in Massachusetts, both parents born Massachusetts.
      - Plunkett, Mary J., age 40, servant, single, born May 1860 in Massachusetts, both parents born Ireland, occupation House Servant.

    • 1910 census of Alameda, Alameda County, California, enumerated 15 April 1910:

      - Newcomb, Guy H., age 25, first marriage, married zero years, born Vermont, both parents born Vermont, occupation Manager, Chemical Company.
      - Newcomb, Ruth B., age 24, wife, first marriage, married zero years, mother of 1 child, 1 child still living, born Massachusetts, both parents born Massachusetts.
      - Newcomb, Wallace D., age zero months, son, born California, father born Vermont, mother born Massachusetts.
      - Damon, Herbert A., age 49, father-in-law, first marriage, married 25 years, born Massachusetts, both parents born New Hampshire, occupation Cashier, Bank.
      - Damon, Nellie B., age 40, mother-in-law, first marriage, married 25 years, mother of 1 child, 1 child still living, born Massachusetts, both parents born Massachusetts.

    • 1920 census of Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, enumerated 2 January 1920:

      - Damon, Herbert A., age 59, born Massachusetts, father born Massachusetts, mother born New Hampshire, occupation Salesman, Electric Store.
      - Damon, Nellie E., age 58, wife, born Massachusetts, father born Massachusetts, mother born Vermont.

    • 1940 census of Nether Providence, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, enumerated 20 April 1940:

      - Newcomb, Guy H., age 55, owns the home, home value $25,000, completed 4 years of college, born Vermont, lived in same house on 1 April 1935, occupation Manager, Dye Stuff.
      - Newcomb, Ruth B., age 54, wife, completed 4 years of high school, born Massachusetts, lived in same house on 1 April 1935.
      - Newcomb, Wallace D., age 29, son, single, completed 5 years of college, born California, lived in same house on 1 April 1935, occupation Lawyer.
      - Newcomb, Virginia, age 28, daughter, completed 4 years of college, born California, lived in same house on 1 April 1935, occupation Grade Teacher, Public School.
      - Newcomb, James H., age 18, son, completed 3 years of high school, born Illinois, lived in same house on 1 April 1935.
      - Damon, Millie E., age 78, mother-in-law, widowed, completed 4 years of high school, born Massachusetts, lived in Fiutchburg, Massachusetts on 1 April 1935.
      - Pfaff, Annie L., age 70, wife's aunt, married, completed 8 years of education, born Massachusetts, lived in same house on 1 April 1935.

    Family ID F44117  Group Sheet

    Family Guy Houghton NEWCOMB,   b. 20 Apr 1884, Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1960, Downington, Chester County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1909  Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The marriage record of Guy Houghton Newcomb and Ruth Burr Damon cites the groom's residence Alameda, California, age 25, first marriage, occupation Sales Manager, born Brattleborom, Vermont, son of William Wallace Newcomb and Bessie Louise (Houghton). The bride's residence is Fitchburg, age 24, first marriage, occupation At Home, born Fitchburg, daughter of Herbert Arthur Damon and Nellie Evelyn (Burr). [3]
    Notes 
    • 1910 census of Alameda, Alameda County, California, enumerated 15 April 1910:

      - Newcomb, Guy H., age 25, first marriage, married zero years, born Vermont, both parents born Vermont, occupation Manager, Chemical Company.
      - Newcomb, Ruth B., age 24, wife, first marriage, married zero years, mother of 1 child, 1 child still living, born Massachusetts, both parents born Massachusetts.
      - Newcomb, Wallace D., age zero months, son, born California, father born Vermont, mother born Massachusetts.
      - Damon, Herbert A., age 49, father-in-law, first marriage, married 25 years, born Massachusetts, both parents born New Hampshire, occupation Cashier, Bank.
      - Damon, Nellie B., age 40, mother-in-law, first marriage, married 25 years, mother of 1 child, 1 child still living, born Massachusetts, both parents born Massachusetts.

    • 1920 census of New Trier, Cook County, Illinois, enumerated 13 January 1920:

      - Newcomb, Guy H., age 35, born Vermont, father born New Hampshire, mother born Vermont, occupation Asst. Sales Mgr., Dye Stuff.
      - Newcomb, Ruth, age 34, wife, born Massachusetts, both parents born Massachusetts.
      - Newcomb, Wallace, age 9, son, born California, father born Vermont, mother born Massachusetts.
      - Newcomb, Virginia, age 8, daughter, born California, father born Vermont, mother born Massachusetts.
      - Newcomb, Donald, age 5, son, born California, father born Vermont, mother born Massachusetts.

    • 1930 census of Lower Merion, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, enumerated 14 April 1930:

      - Newcomb, Guy H., age 45, rents the home for $160, first married age 25, born Vermont, father born New Hampshire, mother born Vermont, occupation Manager, Dye Stuffs.
      - Newcomb, Ruth B., age 44, wife, first married age 24, born Massachusetts, both parents born Massachusetts.
      - Newcomb, Wallace B., age 20, son, single, born California, father born Vermont, mother born Massachusetts.
      - Newcomb, Virginia, age 18, daughter, born California, father born Vermont, mother born Massachusetts.
      - Newcomb, Donald H., age 15, son, born California, father born Vermont, mother born Massachusetts.
      - Newcomb, James H., age 8, son, born Illinois, father born Vermont, mother born Massachusetts.

    • 1940 census of Nether Providence, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, enumerated 20 April 1940:

      - Newcomb, Guy H., age 55, owns the home, home value $25,000, completed 4 years of college, born Vermont, lived in same house on 1 April 1935, occupation Manager, Dye Stuff.
      - Newcomb, Ruth B., age 54, wife, completed 4 years of high school, born Massachusetts, lived in same house on 1 April 1935.
      - Newcomb, Wallace D., age 29, son, single, completed 5 years of college, born California, lived in same house on 1 April 1935, occupation Lawyer.
      - Newcomb, Virginia, age 28, daughter, completed 4 years of college, born California, lived in same house on 1 April 1935, occupation Grade Teacher, Public School.
      - Newcomb, James H., age 18, son, completed 3 years of high school, born Illinois, lived in same house on 1 April 1935.
      - Damon, Millie E., age 78, mother-in-law, widowed, completed 4 years of high school, born Massachusetts, lived in Fiutchburg, Massachusetts on 1 April 1935.
      - Pfaff, Annie L., age 70, wife's aunt, married, completed 8 years of education, born Massachusetts, lived in same house on 1 April 1935.

    Children 
     1. Wallace Damon NEWCOMB,   b. 11 Apr 1910, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 2006, Bryn Mawr, Haverford Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     2. Virginia NEWCOMB,   b. 3 Jul 1911, Alameda, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 2003, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. Donald Houghton NEWCOMB,   b. 15 Aug 1914, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 2008, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     4. James Herbert NEWCOMB,   b. 25 Jan 1922, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 2009, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F44118  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Sep 1885 - Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jun 1909 - Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Dec 1992 - Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Downington, Chester County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S73] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

    2. [S28] Social Security Death Index.

    3. [S70] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915.