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Ruth May Mundell
Female 1887 - 1920

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  • Birth  6 Dec 1887  West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Occupation  1914 
    Nurse 
    Residence  1914  Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  10 Feb 1920  Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried  12 Feb 1920  Pine Grove Cemetery, West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I5184  West Brookfield Families
    Last Modified  21 Sep 2021 
     
    Father  Charles Sumner Mundell,   b. 6 Aug 1859, West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1939, West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ruth Naomi May,   b. 26 Nov 1861, Warren, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1938, West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Aug 1879  Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F686  Group Sheet
     
    Family 1  Walter Marcus Merry,   b. 4 Nov 1884, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1966 
    Married  28 Apr 1907  Warren, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Eleanor Mundell,   b. 3 Jun 1905, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 2001
     2. Helen Merry,   b. 6 Feb 1907, Foxborough, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1998, Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2356  Group Sheet
     
    Family 2  William Leroy Whitehead,   b. 30 Aug 1891, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 May 1914  Warren, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Annulled  Jun 1915  Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID  F2357  Group Sheet
     
    Family 3  Daniel Monahan,   b. Abt 1888, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Between 1915 and 1920 
    Family ID  F3981  Group Sheet
     
    Family 4  George Bennett 
    Married  31 May 1913  Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID  F3982  Group Sheet
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S1191] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, (Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Location: Boston, Massachusetts; Date: 2004;), Vol: 378 ; Page: 428.

    2. [S1181] Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841 - 1920, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-26611-24266-84?cc=1928860 : accessed 26 March 2015), Deaths > Deaths 1920 vol 95 Springfield > image 149 of 543; State Archives, Boston..
      Ruth M. Monahan, wife of Daniel Monahan, died in Springfield, Massachusetts, 10 Feb 1920 of Broncho Pneumonia, at age 32y 2m 4d. She was born 6 Dec. 1887 in West Brookfield, to Charles S. Mundell and Ruth N. May both born West Brookfield. Burial was in West Brookfield on 12 Feb 1920

    3. [S2078] Spencer Leader, Spencer, Massachusetts (online archive), West Brookfield Column, 13 February 1920, http://www.brookfieldsresearch.com/index.html, Reources, Brookfield Area Newspapers, 1920-01-01 - 1922-12-31 pages 0001-0100, image 29/100.
      Mae(Mundell), age 32y 2m 4d, wife of Daniel Monahan, died at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Tuesday of pneumonia. Parents, daughters and siblings named. Burial Thursday in Pine Grove Cemetery.

    4. [S1191] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, (Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Location: Boston, Massachusetts; Date: 2004;), Massachusetts, Worcester, Warren, Marriages, 1907, Vol: 572 ; Page: 447, Record No. 12. Date of record Dec. 10, 1907. [Also recorded in Springfield, MA, Vol 571:180].
      Married 28 April at Warren, Walter Marcus Merry, age 22 of Springfield, painter, born Worcester, son of John F. Merry and Lillian Morey, and Ruth May Mundell, age 19 of Warren, born W. Brookfield, daughter of Charles S. Mundell and Ruth May, by Arthur Wright, Minister of the Gospel of Warren, Mass.

    5. [S2035] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911-1915, (Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Location: Boston, Massachusetts; Date: 2008;), Massachusetts, Worcester, Warren, Marriages, 1914; Vol. 627: p545, Record No. 16.
      Married 31 May at Warren, William Leroy Whitehead, of Springfield, age 23, machinist, born Springfield, son of George H., and Laura (Arnold), and Ruth May Merry, maiden name Mundell, 2nd marriage, widow [sic]of Springfield, age 23, nurse, born W. Brookfield, daughter of Charles S. and Ruth (May), by Arthur W. L. Nelson, Clergyman, Warren, Mass.
      [A newspaper account of the marriage says it took place in West Brookfield and the clergyman was Rev. William H. Hart of Palmer. Perhaps the article was written before the event and plan changed. Married in West Brookfield:Miss Ruth May Merry Becomes the Bride of William LeRoy Whitehead of This City, Springfield Sunday Republican, 31 May 1914, Genealogybank.com]
      [This marriage was annulled in June 1915 as it was shown that Ruth was actually married to George Bennett at the time the marriage occurred.]

    6. [S2061] Springfield Union, Springfield, Massachusetts (online archive), Whitehead Freed By Court Decree - Marriage is Annulled on Ground that Woman Was Already Wife of Bennett, 24 June 1915.
      William Leroy Whitehead vs Ruth Mary[sic] Bennett alias Merry. Ruth had married George Bennett in Enfield exaclty one year prior to marrying Mt. Whitehead. Her marriage to George Bennet was not disolved. Marriage to William Leroy Whitehead was annulled in Superior Court - Springfield, MA, June 1915.