Ruth Dodge

Mrs Ruth Dodge (née Vidaver)

Ruth Dodge

Mrs Washington Dodge (Ruth Vidaver), was born in Cleveland, Ohio on 27 March 1878, the daughter of Nathaniel Vidaver and his wife.

Ruth had been married previously and had a daughter Vida (1).

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New York Herald, April 19, 1912

In 1912 she lived in San Francisco, California. She boarded the Titanic at Southampton with her husand Dr Washington Dodge and her son Washington Dodge Jr. The family bought ticket No. 33638 at a cost of £81 17 2d. They occupied cabin A-34.

Mrs Dodge and her son were rescued in lifeboat 5.

Ruth Dodge died in Manhattan in July 1950.

Notes

Vida (later Mrs Arthur Payne) died in New York City in 1990 at the age of 90.

References and Sources

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279]). Department of Health Borough of Manhattan Certificate Of Death

Credits
Phillip Gowan, USA Homer Thiel, USA

Pictures

Ruth and Washington Dodge

(1920) 

RUTH AND WASHINGTON DODGE

 
Ruth Dodge and Washington Jr.

(1912) 

RUTH DODGE AND WASHINGTON JR.

 

Articles and Stories

CAPT. SMITH ENDED LIFE WHEN TITANIC BEGAN TO FOUNDER

Washington Times  (1912) 

CAPT. SMITH ENDED LIFE WHEN TITANIC BEGAN TO FOUNDER

 
DR. DODGE AND FAMILY MAY HAVE MISSED TITANIC

San Francisco Chronicle  (1912) 

DR. DODGE AND FAMILY MAY HAVE MISSED TITANIC

 
DR. DODGE'S WIFE TELLS STORY OF TITANIC WRECK

San Francisco Bulletin  (1912) 

DR. DODGE'S WIFE TELLS STORY OF TITANIC WRECK

 
DR. DODGE AND HIS FAMILY ARE SAFE

San Francisco Chronicle  (1912) 

DR. DODGE AND HIS FAMILY ARE SAFE

 
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