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Source: January 1994 Volume 32 Number 1, Page 38

In Memoriam: Evelyn Bloomer

Page 38

The Tredyffrin Easttown History Club was saddened by the death of its loyal member Evelyn [Ruth] Bloomer on October 2, 1993. She was the widow of William Bloomer, a railroader, and was born in West Chester on September 9, 1914, a daughter of Charles R. and Estella [Farrah] Ruth.

She was a member of the Ruth family which traces its ancestry back to Henry Ruth, who bought the Fox Tavern property on Conestoga Road in what is now Berwyn in 1784 and who settled in 1793 on a farm at Diamond Rock. He was the progenitor of the Ruth family of Willistown which had a long record of builders and carpenters that extended down to Evelyn's grandfather and father. Her grandfather, H. Morgan Ruth, was also active in Chester County politics.

She graduated from West Chester High School and was first in her class. She was later employed as office manager at Berwyn Furniture until it closed, and for a time worked for J. M. Walton Furniture in Frazer.

She remained quite active in various community affairs up until the time of her death. In addition to her participation in the History Club, she was a member of the R.S.V.P. senior group; a volunteer at the Trading Post; a working member of the Presbyterian Women at Trinity Presbyterian Church; and a member of the Eastern Star, of which she previously had for many years been a Mother Advisor for its Rainbow Division.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan Clark, of Mt. Holly, New Jersey, and Sandra Jackson, who will move into the Bloomer home in Berwyn. A sister, Sarah Quann, lives in Malvern.


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