Ruth Rainwater and William Irving

Ruth Rainwater and William Irving

Ruth Rainwater was born 9 May 1901 and was the last child born to Daniel Francis Rainwater and Serena Henson of Mintonville, Casey County, Kentucky. She was the granddaughter of Giles Rainwater and Sarah Jane Emmerson.

Ruth left Kentucky for Cincinnati in about 1919 with her older sister, Sarah. Both worked as store clerks prior to getting married, and Ruth worked as a telephone operator at Christ Hospital after her marriage.

Ruth Rainwater and William Irving were married on 23 December 1921 and had six children between 1922 and 1946 with 5 living, namely, William LeRoy Irving of Warren Co., OH; Ruth (Mrs Joseph Jones) of Ft. Meyers. FL; Harold (Hal) Irving of Fair Oaks, Sacramento Co., CA; Carol (Mrs Terry Bishop) of Franklin, Warren Co., OH; and Donald C. Irving, of Columbus, OH.

Ruth Rainwater Irving died on 25 May 1988 at Middletown, Butler Co., OH where she had made her home since 1942. William Irving died in January 1986. Both are buried at Woodside Cemetery at Middletown near their oldest son, Henry Daniel Irving, born November 2, 1922 - died July 4, 1971.

Photo and biographical information supplied by Hal Irving