2011-06-22

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2011-06-22 13:36

Wednesday's Child: Ruth Chapin, buried 27 Oct 1892

Somewhere along the way, I met a Parrish cousin online - I forget now how exactly it happened.

She shared some Parrish family photos, including one of my great-great grandmother Eada Belle Parrish, mother of my great grandmother Hattie Belle Chapin.

She also gave me a bit of information I was unaware of - Eada had another daughter, Ruth, who died as a child.

It was when I started nosing around in records for Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Scott, Bourbon County, KS, that I found little Ruth's grave documented. She was buried in the same plot as her paternal grandparents, Elizabeth Harris and Nathaniel F Chapin, on 27 Oct 1892. There was no date of birth for her in the records, but her parents married on 24 Dec 1885, so she was probably the younger sister of my great-grandma, who was born on 26 May 1887.

Some time, I'll have to go to Fort Scott.