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Notes for Ruth L. Reid Pfeifer

Birthplace listed as DeWitt, NE on daughter Ruth's birth certificate.

1910 census Swanton, Saline Co., NE
James M. Read, head, age 52, md 25 yrs, IA/PA/PA, Farmer
Osta E., wife, age 42, md 25 yrs, 11 births, 11 surviving, NE/KY/VA
Flem A., son, age 20, NE/IA/NE
Ramond L., son, age 18, NE/IA/NE
Gerald J., son, age 16, NE/IA/NE
Edward D., son, age 14, KS/IA/NE
Dale W., son, age 11, KS/IA/NE
Evlyn, daughter, age 9, NE/IA/NE
Ruth, daughter, age 7, NE/IA/NE
Lucille, daughter, age 4, NE/IA/NE
Esther M., daughter, age 1-1/2, NE/IA/NE

1920 census Swanton, Saline Co., NE Sheet 7A
James Reid, head, age 62, IA/PA/PA, Farmer
Osta, wife, age 53, NE/NY/NY
Gerald, son, age 25, NE/IA/NE, laborer
Edward, son, age 23, KS/IA/NE, laborer
Dale, son, age 21, NE/IA/NE, laborer
Eylven, daughter, age 19, NE/IA/NE
Ruth, daughter, age 17, NE/IA/NE
Lousil, daughter, age 14, NE/IA/NE
Esther, daughter, age 11, NE/IA/NE

1930 census DeWitt, Saline Co., NE , page 3B
Household 85/88
Maria M. Weibel, head, age 81, widowed, IL/Germany/Germany
Household 87/90
James M. Reid, head, age 72, age at first marriage: 27, IA/PA/PA, labor, odd jobs
Osta E., wife, age 63, age at first marriage: 18, NE/KY/VA
Ruth L., daughter, age 26, single, NE/IA/NE, teacher, public school

Married Ira P. Pfeifer December 29, 1931. They divorced by 1944 when he remarried Eleanor Ring.

Marriage of Ira Preston Pfeifer, age 25, to Ruth L. Reid, age 28.Dated of license was Dec. 26, 1931. Date of marriage was Dec. 29, 1931. arriage occurred in DeWitt, Saline Co., NE. Ira listed as son of Erving L Pfeifer, born Dwight, Ills, and Beatrice K. Meister, born Polo, Mo. Occupation Farming. Ruth listed as daughter of James M. Reid, born Waukon, Ia., and Osta E. Thompson, born Beatrice, Nebr. Occupation Teaching. First marriage for both, ceremony performed by R. R. Kreps.

Was a schoolteacher in Swanton, Nebraska when she was young. She also worked for a federal agricultural department and Gold's Department store. Then she worked for Safeway for over 25 years.

Excerpt from "History and Genealogical Record of the REIDS, EELL'S, THOMPSON'S and Their Related Families of The United States of America" By WARREN E. REID. LtCol USAF (Retd), Everett, PA 15537, May 1998
219 Ira Preston Pfeifer, born Aug 25, 1906, DeWitt, Neb., mar. Ruth LaVern Reid, the daughter of James Madison and Osta Emmer (Thompson) Reid of DeWitt, Neb., Dec 29, 1931. Ira died Oct 30, 1972, and is buried in a cemetery near Fayetteville, North Carolina. 199
220 RUTH LaVERN (REID) PFEIFER, born May 20, 1903 in the Reid family farm home near Swanton, Saline County, Neb. She married Ira Preston Pfeifer, son of Ervin and Beatrice (Meister) Pfeifer of DeWitt, Neb., Dec 29, 1931, in DeWitt. Ruth died Dec 10, 1979 Lincoln, Neb., and is buried in the Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, south of Lincoln. Ruth taught school in Swanton and worked for many years with the Safeway Grocery Stores in Lincoln, prior to her retirement from Safeway. Ruth remained active after retirement by participating in the bowling league, as well as supervising and staying with the young children of families that took a periodic vacation or business trip. Two children were born of this marriage: Ruth Ann and Ervin Lee Pfeifer.

[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with P, Date of Import: May 16, 1998, Internal Ref. #]

Individual: Pfeifer, Ruth
Birth date: May 20, 1903
Death date: Dec 1979
Social Security #: 508-22-2376
Last residence: NE 68510
State of issue: NE
Zip of last payment: 68510