Charles Richard Ruddell

Elmer Ellsworth Ruddell was born 03/25/1870 in
Robinson, Crawford Co., IL, to George Perry
and Charlotte Decamp Ruddell. The 1880 US census
indicates that Charlotte Ruddell was head of
the household, widowed, and housekeeper to her
boys, Charles R., single, 24 years of age and
farming; George F. 14, farmer helper; and Elmer, age
10, also helper. Elmer married Rosella Weaver, b. 1872
in Craw. Co., IL, in 1889. Rosella's record of
death is 1908. Two daughters, Fern and Grace, were
reportedly born of this union but I have no specifics at
this time. Elmer's second marriage to Alice Largent,
b.01/210/1873 in Madison Co., MO, took place
06/14/1915 in Las Vegas City, NM. I cannot
attest to their specific occupations at this time--Alice
apparently was a nurse. Alice died 03/11/1959
in Las Vegas City, San Miguel Co., NM. Elmer died
02/04/1962 also in Las Vegas City, San Miguel Co., NM.
Unknown whether children were born to Elmer and Alice.