24 November 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Ruth Mason, Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, NY

Ruth Mason was the eldest child of Lubin immigrants Harry and Anna Charny Rubin. She was born in Chicago, but grew up in Brooklyn.[1]


Rivka daughter of Tzvi Arye
RUTH
MASON
LOVING AND DEVOTED
WIFE, MOTHER
AND GRANDMOTHER

NOV. 4, 1921
APRIL 8, 2010

In 1930, the family lived at 1910 Myrtle Avenue and in 1940 (and for at least five years before that) they resided at 175 Ocean Parkway.

I have not been able to locate much information about Ruth. Except for the surname Mason, I do not know her husband's name or that of her offspring. Public records indicate she lived in Sunnyside, Queens for many years and ultimately resided in Long Island City, Queens. [update: Thanks to Lara Diamond (see comment, below), I now have her obituary from the NY Times. Ruth did marry, apparently, but her husband is not named. This may be due to divorce. She did have a daughter who survived her.]

She died at the age of 88 and is buried in the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Associaton plot in Montefiore Cemetery, block 5, gate 567W, line 6R, grave 2, next to her brother Sidney Rubin and near her parents.

Notes:
1. 1930 U.S. Census, Kings County, New York, population schedule, Brooklyn, enumeration district 24-323, sheet 21A, dwelling 100, family 288, Harry and Anna Rubin family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 December 2010); NARA microfilm publication T 626, roll 1503.
1940 U.S. Census, Kings County, New York, population schedule, Brooklyn, enumeration district 24-1404, sheet 7A & 7B, household 162, Harry and Anna Rubin family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 September 2015); NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 2582. 

4 comments:

  1. Here's her obit:
    http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=RUTH-MASON&pid=141679094&referrer=0&preview=True

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    1. Hmmm. Missed this one. Thank you, Lara!

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  2. Ruth was my aunt, my mothers sister. She was married twice. Her first husbands name was Mason Mason.(Oh yes it was!) Her daughter is Cara Mason Epstein, married to Don Epstein from New York. She has twin sons named Morgan and Jacob.

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