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DAUGHRITY, Ruth (1905-1930)

DAUGHRITY

Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 9/3/2020 at 18:18:19

Ruth Daughrity
(April 27, 1905 – December 20, 1930)

Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., Dec 25, 1930, p.1
Lovely Young Life Terminated
Mrs. Ruth Campbell Daughrity Expires Saturday. Funeral Monday.
Great masses of beautiful flowers bore silent witness of the widespread grief and feeling of desolation in the Battle Creek community, when a great concourse of her friends gathered Monday afternoon in the Presbyterian church at Battle Creek to pay a last tribune to a beloved young matron, Ruth Campbell Daughrity, whose death took place Saturday, Dec. 20. The funeral was in charge of Rev. Raymond Jinkerson of Ida Grove, assisted by Rev. Claude Fausnaugh of Battle Creek. The exercises were simple in character and there was no music. Mrs. Daughrity’s condition was without hope for several days, but still put up a courageous fight, aided by the best medical skill obtainable. He sickness became alarming about two weeks ago and in the hopes of affording her a better chance, a Caesarian section was performed Dec. 13 and she became the mother of a little son, who lived but the space of a day. Hopes of a permanent improvement in the young mother disappeared two days later with the reappearance of alarming symptoms. Ruth Campbell Daughrity, daughter of Mary and Jed H. Campbell was born on April 27th, 1905, on a farm about one half mile north of Battle Creek, and departed this life Saturday, December 20, 1930 at the age of 25 years, 7 months and 23 days. Ruth attended the Battle Creek public school, and was graduated from the Battle Creek high school in 1922 at the age of 17 years. She attended the Rockford, Ill. School for girls in 1923, and was graduated from the Drake University Conservatory of Music at Des Moines in 1927. While at Drake she became a member of Alpha Chi Omega, National Sorority. On Thanksgiving, November 25, 1926, she was united in marriage with C. Ream Daughrity, son of Pearl and Craig M. Daughrity of Des Moines. The young couple resided in Des Moines for about one year; and they then moved to Battle Creek where they have resided since that time. Ruth was an interested student of music being gifted with a rich soprano voice which had been carefully trained. She was generous in leading her talents for many pleasing entertainments. She was a member of the Presbyterian church of Battle Creek and was also a Past Regent of the D. A. R., a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and of the Woman’s Club of Battle Creek. She is survived by her parents and her sorrowing young husband, three uncles and aunts, P.A. Campbell, Frank Campbell, and Mrs. Byrdena Peffer. The Campbell household is heavily stricken at this holiday season as the mother of Mrs. Daughrity has been seriously ill for some time and is under the care of a trained nurse, not having been able to go to the bedside of her dying daughter. Her aunt, Mrs. Ed H. Campbell, wife of Congressman Campbell, is in a hospital at Washington, D. C., and could not come to her niece’s funeral. Congressman Campbell, however made the trip to Battle Creek, arriving there Monday morning. Mrs. Daughrity was a sunny disposition, with many loving ways. She was not only a daughter to her parents, but also their pal.


 

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