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Re: Herman Klahn / Ruby Fifield Marriage


Posted By: Roxy Baker (email)
Date: 6/3/2009 at 16:32:53

In Response To: Herman Klahn / Ruby Fifield Marriage (Kathy Johnson)

Herman Klahn was born 8 Feb 1883 in Wheatland, Clinton County, IA son of Andrew and Emma Bentrott Klahn. He attended public schools in Wheatland. Herman was employed with the Chicago & North Western Railroad. He married Ruby Fifield 27 Nov 1907. She was born 19 Sep 1885 in Wheatland. Ruby graduated from Wheatland High School and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. They moved to Montana in 1921 and then to various places in North Dakota [Cleveland] and Minnesota [Perham] where he was employed as signal maintainer for the Northern Pacific Railway Co. He was a member of the Masonic lodge of Perham, Minnesota, and also of the Brotherhood of Railway Signalmen of America. Herman died 19 Jan 1934 in St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN from complications following hernia surgery. He was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Wheatland. [Obituary, The Clinton Herald] Some time after Hermanís death Ruby moved to Idaho. She was a matron and housemother at North Idaho Childrenís Home, Lewiston for 10 years retiring due to ill health in 1945. She resided for 8 years in Stites, Idaho. Ruby died 13 Nov 1953 in Moscow, Latah County, Idaho. Herman and Ruby had two children. [Obituary, Unidentified newspaper]

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