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WILSON, Ruth 1902-1925


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/22/2015 at 17:41:49

Reinbeck Bride Dies Suddenly

Mrs. Harold Wilson Dies on Trip to the West

A message was received by relatives at Reinbeck last Saturday announcing the sudden death of Mrs. Harold Wilson at Los Angeles. Mrs. Wilson's maiden name was Ruth Copley. She was married to Harold Wilson at Reinbeck on June 2nd last. The young couple left shortly after the wedding on their honeymoon trip to the west. Mrs. Wilson was the daughter of Mrs. Thomas Copley, of Reinbeck. Her husband is the son of Henry Wilson, a Reinbeck insurance man.

Mrs. Wilson was a graduate of the Reinbeck high school and of the state teachers' college. The remains have been sent from Los Angeles to the home at Reinbeck where interment will be made.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 September 1925, pg 12


Ruth Copley Wilson

The Reinbeck community was shocked at telegrams to the family there announcing first the serious illness and a few hours later the death of Mrs. Harold J. Wilson at Los Angeles, Calif. Death came to her August 21st, after an illness of only a few hours from heart trouble.

Ruth Copley was born April 13, 1902, and was the third of the surviving children of the late Thomas W. Copley and the late Mary Miller Copley.

The surviving sisters and brothers are as follows: Wava, now Mrs. Jay Terrall, Lola, Thomas Virgil, Niua, and Miller, all of Reinbeck. In the Copley home sharing in the grief of the brothers and sisters is a devoted stepmother, Mrs. Estella Copley, whose ambition and achievement have been to make a real home for the children who had been bereaved of both parents.

Ruth was born on the T. W. Copley farm, near Morrison, where she lived until the family residence was removed to Reinbeck. Her education was received in the public schools of Grundy county and at Cedar Falls State Teachers College. She was graduated from the Reinbeck high school in the class of 1920. The five years after graduation were busy and useful years. Three of these years were spent in teaching, one year in a school north of Reinbeck, one in Anamosa, and one in Gladbrook.

At the end of the last school year, on the 3rd of June, in the beautiful Copley home in Reinbeck, Ruth became the bride of Harold J. Wilson, formerly of Reinbeck, but who had entered business in Los Angeles. A few days after their marriage the happy bridegroom with his bride bade goodbye to their many friends in Reinbeck and left for the "sunset land." There, during the three brief months they were spared to share their home together, they were winning friends and there a happy and prosperous future seemed to be opening up before them.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 September 1925, pg 7


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