George Herman Ruth Jr.

George Herman Ruth Jr. (1895 - 1948)

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George Herman (Babe) "The Bambino" Ruth Jr.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Ellicot City, Maryland, United Statesmap
Husband of — married in Saint Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church in New Yorkmap
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Died in New York, United Statesmap
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George "Babe" Herman Ruth, Jr. was an American Major League Baseball player, who played from 1914-1935. He stands today as one of the greatest sports heroes of all times and one of the most celebrated baseball personalities. Ruth still holds several records in MLB including a .690 career slugging percentage and a 1.164 career on-base plus slugging. Ruth is attributed to bringing notoriety to the sport of baseball and gave a name to the "live-ball" era. When he was not playing baseball he was heavily involved in charitable causes and giving. Yankee Stadium is known as "The House that Ruth Built".

George Herman Ruth was born February 7, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland to father George H. Ruth and mother Katherine Schamberger.[1]

George H Ruth Jr. was enumerated as son of the head of household at 341 South Woodyear Street, Precinct 11 Baltimore city Ward 20, Baltimore County, Maryland for the June 8, United States Census, 1900. He was noted as born February 1895 in Maryland and single. Also included in the household are head George H Ruth and wife Kate Ruth as seen in an image of the original census.[2]

Unfortunately, his parents felt they were unable to give him proper care and time and placed him at St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, a reformatory and orphanage. At that time, they signed custody over to the Catholic missionaries who ran St. Mary's. He saw very little of his family during his time at the school. A man by the name of Brother Matthias became a father figure in Ruth's life, teaching him all about baseball.

George H. Ruth was enumerated as a pupil of the St. Mary's Industrial School, Election District 13, Baltimore County, Maryland for the April 15, United States Census, 1910. He was noted as born 1895 in Maryland and single as seen in the image of the original census.[3]

Gaorge H. Ruth, Jr. was enumerated as son of the head of household at 400 Conway Street, Baltimore Ward 22, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland for the May 2, United States Census, 1910. He was noted as born 1895 in Maryland and single as seen in the image of the original census. Also included in the household are head George H Ruth, wife Catherine Ruth, daughter Mary Ruth and brother William E Ruth.[4]

George Herman Ruth registered for military service as shown in this June 5, 1917 United States World War I Draft Registration Card. His birth is listed as February 7, 1894 in Baltimore, Maryland. His address was 680 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts. His occupation was baseball. His wife was noted as dependent upon him. He was 6'2" in height and medium build with brown eyes and dark hair as seen in this image of the original form.[5]

On June 7, 1921, Dorothy Helen, the only known child of Babe Ruth was born to his mistress, Juanita Jennings.

George Herman Ruth wed Claire Hodgson on April 29, 1929, in Manhattan, New York County, New York. Both groom and bride were noted as widowed.[6] An image of the Ruth Nuptials from a newspaper of the times.

George Herman Ruth died August 19, 1948 in Manhattan, New York City, New York. His wife was noted as Claire.[1]

George Herman "Babe" Ruth is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA, Plot: Section 25, plot 1115, in the center of graves 3 and 4.[7]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WYC-X4W : accessed 9 March 2016), George Herman Ruth, 16 Aug 1948; citing Death, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,134,508.
  2. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3KG-RY4 : accessed 9 March 2016), George H Ruth, Precinct 11 Baltimore city Ward 20, Baltimore, Maryland, United States; citing sheet 15A, family 311, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,617.
  3. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2N8-K2X : accessed 10 March 2016), George H Ruth, Election District 13, Baltimore, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 56, sheet 1A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,565.
  4. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2FF-3JP : accessed 10 March 2016), Gaorge H Ruth Jr. in household of George H Ruth, Baltimore Ward 22, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 373, sheet 15B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,574.
  5. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZNP-KS7 : accessed 10 March 2016), George Herman Ruth, 1917-1918; citing Boston City no 8, Massachusetts, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,684,938.
  6. "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24Z9-V26 : accessed 10 March 2016), George Herman Ruth and Claire Hodgson, 17 Apr 1929; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,653,672.
  7. Find A Grave website
  • "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4K1-Q81 : accessed 10 March 2016), George H Ruth in entry for Carrie Merritt, 1930. District ED 434 Sheet Number and Letter 47A Household ID 120 Line Number 30 Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number T626 Affiliate Film Number 1556 GS Film Number 2341291 Digital Folder Number 004952144 Image Number 00496.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7MC-Y44 : accessed 10 March 2016), George H Ruth in household of Claire Ruth, Assembly District 9, Manhattan, New York City, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 31-786, sheet 6B, family 153, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 2642.

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On 24 Nov 2008 Crystal McCann wrote:

At his death, the New York Times called Babe Ruth, "A figure unprecedented in American life. A born showman off the field and a marvelous performer on it, he had an amazing flair for doing the spectacular at the most dramatic moment."


On 24 Nov 2008 Crystal McCann wrote:

Ruth took part in an all-star tour of Japan in 1934, which sparked the country's keen interest in professional baseball. Some time later, Japanese soldiers seeking the ultimate insult for American troops would shout, "To hell with Babe Ruth!"



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On 9 Mar 2016 at 02:49 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

You have Babe as getting married before he was born :)



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