Ruth Anna Morgan1

#5776, b. 27 Mar 1875, d. 23 Jan 1959
Last Edited:5 Sep 2017
FatherWilliam Harrison Morgan2 b. 8 Nov 1842
MotherMargaret Elisabeth Davis2 b. about 1842, d. 3 Nov 1923
RelationshipGranddaughter of Absalom Davis

Children of Ruth Anna Morgan and Charles Wesley Barnhisel

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
OccupationShe was a highly skilled seamstress and dressmaker, and made her own patterns. She also made women's hats.3
BirthRuth Anna Morgan was born on 27 Mar 1875 at Macy, Miami County, IN, (some sources say Fulton County.)4
Census1880, daughterAnna Morgan (given age 4) was enumerated as a daughter of Wm H Morgan (given age 37) on the 1880 Census, living in Liberty Township, Fulton County, IN.5
Census1900Anna Morgan (given age 24) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at Henry Township, Fulton County, IN. With her was , brother William L Morgan (given age 21), mother Margarett E Morgan (given age 52). Anna worked as a seamstress, and owned her farm free and clear of any mortgage. William worked as a farm laborer.6
MarriageRuth Anna Morgan married Charles Wesley Barnhisel, son of John Barnhisel and Lucy Ann Voltz, on 9 Mar 1904 at Rochester, Fulton County, IN. Officiating over the marriage was Ernest E. Lutes, pastor of the M. E. Church.7
Census1910Anna Barnhisel (given age 34) was enumerated as the wife of Charles Barnhisel (given age 34) on the 1910 Census, living at Perry Township, Miami County, IN.8
DivorceRuth Anna Morgan and Charles Wesley Barnhisel were divorced.
DraftReg, Witness12 Sep 1918, she was living in Akron, Fulton County, Indiana, and was listed as the "nearest relative" on the World War I draft registration card of Charles Wesley Barnhisel. He was then living in South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN.9
Census1920Anna Barnhisel (given age 44) was enumerated as the wife of Charles Barnhisel (given age 44) on the 1920 Census, living at Henry Township, Akron, Fulton County, IN.10
Census1930Anna Barnhisel (given age 55) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at Akron, Fulton County, IN. Also living in the house was, her daughter(s) Mariom. Anna gave her marital status as widowed. They both worked as dressmakers from their home on Central Street, which was rented for $10 per month.11
ResidenceAccording to her 1940 census response, in 1935, Ruth Anna Barnhisel lived in Akron, Fulton County, IN.12
Census1940Anna Barnheisel (given age 65) was enumerated on 8 Apr 1940 as a lodger at 213 West 8th Street at Rochester, Fulton County, IN, in the household of Laura Powell (given age 77) on the 1940 Census. She worked as a seamstress at her home. She worked a total of 24 hours during the week of March 24-30, and had worked for the entire year of 1939, but no income was shown.12
ResidenceAbout 1949, Ruth Anna Morgan moved to Rochester, Fulton County, IN.13
DeathShe died at age 83 of cerebral hemorrhage on 23 Jan 1959, at the home of her daughter Mariam in Rochester, Fulton County, IN.2
BurialShe was buried at Akron IOOF (Odd Fellows) Cemetery in Akron, Fulton County, IN.2,1

Citations:

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  2. [S1777] Ancestry.com. Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716
  3. [S354] Martha Bjorkgren, interview. various dates.
  4. [S1244] U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Online database. Ancestry.com.
  5. [S533] 1880 U.S. Census. IN. Fulton County. population schedule.
  6. [S834] 1900 U.S. Census. IN. Fulton County. population schedule.
  7. [S1394] FamilySearch.org. Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007. Fulton Co., Indiana. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1410397
  8. [S839] 1910 U.S. Census. IN. Miami County. population schedule.
  9. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  10. [S857] 1920 U.S. Census. IN. Fulton County. population schedule.
  11. [S840] 1930 U.S. Census. IN. Fulton County. population schedule.
  12. [S844] 1940 U.S. Census. IN. Fulton County. population schedule.
  13. [S490] Jean C. Tombaugh and Wendell C. Tombaugh. Fulton County Indiana Obituaries, The News-Sentinel. Tombaugh House : 700 Pontiac Street, Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538, 2001.
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