Dorothy (Ruth) Pirone
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Dorothy Helen (Ruth) Pirone (1921 - 1989)

Dorothy Helen Pirone formerly Ruth
Born in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married 8 Dec 1948 in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Mother of , and [private daughter (1950s - unknown)]
Died at age 67 in Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Dorothy (Ruth) Pirone is Notable.

Dorothy Ruth Pirone was the daughter of legendary Major League Baseball Player, Babe Ruth and his mistress, Juanita Jennings. Dorothy was adopted by Babe Ruth and his first wife Helen, and raised to believe that Helen was her birth mother. When her adoptive mother died in a house fire, Dorothy lived with Babe Ruth and his then girlfriend, Claire Hodgson. They later married and continued to care for Dorothy and her sister. When Dorothy was 59 (1980), it was revealed to her that her real mother was in fact Juanita Jennings.

Dorothy was married twice, first to a Railway Express Agency employee, Daniel J. Sullivan. Together they had six children. She later married Dominick Pirone, a New York contractor with whom she had three children. Together they lived in Durham, Connecticut and raised Arabian horses. Dorothy died at the age of 68, after penning her book My Dad, The Babe. She is survived by four daughters, a son and 12 grandchildren.


  • United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2015), Dorthy Ruth in entry for Carrie Merritt, 1930.
  • United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 September 2016), Dorothy 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, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2642.
  • Wikidata: Item Q5298615, en:Wikipedia help.gif

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Can you add Ellen Marie Ruth (Sullivan) Hourigan Ellen Marie Ruth Sullivan as the daughter of Daniel J. Sullivan and Dorothy Helen Ruth?
Will do once I'm on the trusted list for the profile to be added. Thanks!
Added to the Trusted list! Thank you!
Sexton-2781 and Ruth-4 do not represent the same person because: Totally diferent people - one male one female.
posted by Maria Maxwell
HI, Could one of you merge Sullivan-4 (Daniel J. Sullivan) into this profile?

Thanks. Maureen

Yes, please add Daniel J. Sullivan as her first husband. And Ellen as their daughter.

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