Ruth Beatrice McKeeman

18 Apr 1907 Born to Robert Benjamin and Susie May (Hocker) McKeeman at Fort Wayne, Indiana 13 Oct 1907 Baptized at Third Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN 1910 Census, Allen County, Wayne Township, IN, age 2 with parents and Stan, Theodosia and Donald 1920 Census, Allen County, Wayne Township, IN, age 12 Met Paul Cottrell when Jim Hunter dropped her off in "barefeet" at gas station where Paul worked and then Jim drove away 24 Feb 1927 Married Paul O. Cottrell at parsonage of Third Presbyterian Church by Dr. Jas. L. Chestnut Parents came home from trip to California and learned she had married. Father was surprised when someone sent him a telegram in California. Mother suspected. Robert Franklin born, Fort Wayne, IN Paul working his way up in the A&P grocery store chain Paul manager of store at 3505 Broadway Paul district manager of stores in Ohio and Indiana Living in Adrian, Michigan Living in Jackson, Michigan 4 Mar 1937 Father died 1937 Opened A&P first SuperMarket, 13 of them in Fort Wayne & Toledo area 1938 Living at 116 Congress Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN Dog Dopey 1947 Living at 4730 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, IN 1 Mar 1947 Paul Resigned A&P 1947 Move to Lake George where both operated General Store and boat & bicycle rental with cottages Illsley Bob married Mary Ann Clifford Bob in Air Force, 2 years Mobile, Alabama Susan Mary, first grandchild born, Fort Wayne, IN John born, 2nd grandchild born Mobile, Alabama Judith, 3rd grandchild born Mobile, Alabama 1962 Mother died, living at 1115 E. Rudisill Blvd. Thomas, 4th grandchild, born, Fort Wayne, IN Barbara, 5th grandchild, born, Fort Wayne, IN Feb 1970 Moved to 3712 Montagne Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 17 Feb 1994 Died in Lutheran Homes, Fort Wayne, IN 19 Feb 1994 Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN.

Born 18 Apr 1907, Fort Wayne, IN, Family Bible Married Paul O'Neil Cottrell 24 Feb 1927 at the parsonage of 3rd Pres church by Dr. Jas L. Chestnut, Family Bible

MARYELLEN HOWER'S BOOK: Ruth Beatrice born 18 April 1907 Ft. Wayne, Ind. married 24 Feb 1927 Paul Cottrell children: Robert Franklin born 14 April 1929

1910 FEDERAL CENSUS 1910 Federal Census Indiana, Allen County, Wayne Township, p.790 McKeeman, Robert 36 M Physician IN IRE IRE (age 36) Susie M. 29 F IN OH IN Stanford 11 M IN IN IN Theodosia 8 F IN IN IN Donald 6 M IN IN IN Ruth 2 F IN IN IN

1920 SOUNDEX 1920 Soundex IN M255 (age 46) McKeeman, Robert B. Vol. 5, E.D. 56, Sheet 17, Line 58 Color W, Age 45, Birthplace IN Allen Fort Wayne Broadway 2020 McKeeman, Susie W 39 IN Stanford 21 IN Theodosia 18 IN Donald 16 IN Ruth 12 IN

1920 SOUNDEX 1920 Soundex 2020 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN with parents & sibs, age 12.

1962 Living at 1115 E. Rudisill when mother died, age 55

FORT WAYNE SENTINEL February 18, 1994 Ruth B. Cottrell, 86, of Fort Wayne died yesterday in Lutheran Home. The Fort Wayne native was a member of Third Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband, Paul; a son, Robert F. of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services are 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, where calling is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery. Preferred memorials are gifts to Lutheran Homes Inc.

IN MEMORY The Twenty Third Psalm The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. In Memory Of Ruth B. Cottrell Date of Birth April 18, 1907 Date of Death February 17, 1994 Services 1:30 P.M. Saturday, February 19, 1994 Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes Winchester Road Chapel Officiating Clergy Rev. Roger Olson Interment Lindenwood Cemetery Ruth B. Cottrell Services for Ruth Cottrell, 86, of Fort Wayne, will be held at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes Winchester Road Chapel, on Saturday, February 19, 1994, at 1:30 P.M. She died at Lutheran Homes on Thursday, February 17, 1994. Mrs. Cottrell was born at Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Dr. R.B. and Susan Hocker McKeeman on April 18, 1907. She was a member of Third Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Paul Cottrell, of Fort Wayne; one son, Dr. Robert F. Cottrell, of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Rev. Roger Olson will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Social Security Index: COTTRELL, RUTH 316-50-1269 (IN) b. 18 Apr 1907 d. 17 Feb 1994 lr. 46816 (Hoagland, Allen, IN)

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