Ruth (Armour) Dunham
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Ruth Lucille (Armour) Dunham (1900 - 1926)

Ruth Lucille Dunham formerly Armour
Born in Plymouth, Hancock, Illinois, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 3 Oct 1915 (to 25 Nov 1926) in Wichita, Kansas, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 26 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United Statesmap
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1900 born in Illinois

1910 Wichita Ward 5, Sedgwick, Kansas
Age 9
Race White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1901
Birthplace Illinois
Father's Birthplace Illinois---Mother's Birthplace Missouri
Sheet Letter B---Sheet Number 4
Harry Armour Head M 36 Illinois
Occupation: Traveling Salesman
Gabriella Armour Wife F 33 Missouri
Children: 2 / 2 living
Ruth L Armour Daughter F 9 Illinois
Dorris E Armour Daughter F 4 Illinois
Citing this Record
1920 Wichita Ward 5, Sedgwick, Kansas
Age 1
Marital Status Single
Race (Original) White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1919
Birthplace Kansas
Father's Birthplace Kansas---Mother's Birthplace Illinois
Sheet Letter B--Sheet Number 10
Harry Armour Head M 46 Illinois
Gabriella Armour Wife F 43 Missouri
Doris Armour Daughter F 13 Illinois
Ralph Dunham Son-in-law M 26 Kansas Mechanic-Automobile
Ruth Dunham Daughter F 19 Illinois
Ralph Dunham Grandson M 3 Kansas
Stanly Dunham Grandson M 1 Kansas
Christopher C Clark Father M 74 Missouri
Citing this Record

1926 Nov. 25 passed away in Wichita, Kansas (suicide)[1]. Burried at Sunset Lawns Cemetery El Dorado Butler County Kansas, USA

(Find A Grave) The following is from The Topeka Daily Capital, dated Nov. 27, 1926; "YOUNG WIFE KILLS SELF" Mrs. Ruth Dunham drinks poison after quarrel with husband. Mrs. Ruth Dunham, 26, of 703 Buchanan street, ended her life Thursday night by taking strychnine in her husband's auto repair shop at 1117 West Sixth avenue. Her body was found by her husband, Ralph Dunham, early yesterday morning. Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. Dunham went to Melvern to spend Thanksgiving with Dunham's sister, Mrs. H. I. Whitney. While in Melvern Mr. and Mrs. Dunham had a disagreement. While Dunham and his brother, Earl Dunham, went hunting, Mrs. Dunham returned to Topeka. Before taking poison, she wrote a letter to the effect that her husband did not love her any more. The body will be taken to El Dorado, Kan., for burial."


  1. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 January 2018), Ruth L Armour in household of Harry Armour, Wichita Ward 5, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 135, sheet 4B, family 87, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 456; FHL microfilm 1,374,469.
  2. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 January 2018), Stanly Dunham in household of Harry Armour, Wichita Ward 5, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States; citing ED 150, sheet 10B, line 89, family 281, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 550; FHL microfilm 1,820,550.
  1. Ruth Lucille Armour Dunham on Find A Grave: Memorial #32315290 Retrieved Sälgö-1 20:52, 1 November 2016 (EDT).
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  1. Thank you to Bryn Dunham for his contributions toward the creation of this profile on, Jul 18, 2012.
  2. Thank you to Dadijo Peguinez for adding the story of Ruth's death (from Find A Grave) on, Jul 14, 2015.
  3. Adding the censuses and the citation for birth place Taylor-25258 08:35, 8 January 2018 (EST)

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Armour-529 and Armour-2 appear to represent the same person because: dates and family is the same, please approve this merge
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Rejected matches › Ruth L Armour (abt.1902-)

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