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Kate (Shaw) Ruddell

Kate's father was Benjamin Shaw, (b. Yorkshire, England November 1823, d. April 4, 1906.) Benjamin arrived in America as a child to New York, in 1824. He married Ann Offord in 1857, in Marshall, Illinois, they had seven children, 4 survived him upon death. The Shaw's moved to Crawford, Illinois in 1879.

Kate was born in 1867, in Illinois. She married Henry T. Ruddell 1885.

60th Wedding Anniverary Announcement

Mary Margaret
Grandma Kate Ruddell is flanked by her grandchildren, Keith and Mary Margaret.

From Left to Right: Maymie Shchrader, Mary Margaret Ruddell, Kate Shaw, Aunt Mary Colton (Kate's Sister,) and niece Mary Elizabeth Shaw (center). Robinson Illinois early 1930's.

A birthday with Kate, third from left and Mary Margaret along with 3 great grandchildren. Around 1953. Mary Colton is on the far left.

(To Left,) Kate and her daughter-in-law, Josephine, Dave Ruddell's wife.

(To Right,) Kate's youngest son, Dave Ruddell.