Ruth, Reuben F.

Born: 1815-08-26 York County, Pennsylvania

Died: 1881-09-28 Springfield, Illinois

Flourished: 1839-1881 Springfield, Illinois

In 1839, Ruth settled in Springfield, Illinois, where he went into business as a harness-maker and saddler. In 1840, he married Maria W. Diller, with whom he had two children. In 1860, Ruth partnered with Charles R. Hurst in Hurst & Ruth, a dry-goods store in Springfield.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 393, 632; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 117; Gravestone, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL.