Rudyard Kipling Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865 and was an English novelist known for works such as The Jungle Book, Kim, and Soldiers Three. He was also a poet and was known for his short stories. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1907 and became the youngest person to receive it. He passed away in 1936.
Ruth Herrick Born on July 6, 1895 in Ohio, Ruth Herrick became known as one of the first women physicians in Michigan. She studied at the University of Chicago Medical College and at Blodgett Memorial Hospital. Afterwards she began her practice in 1931 in Grand Rapids. She was an avid collector and took a strong interest in archaeology, having lectured at the Greenfield Village Museum and wrote and published a book entitled "Greentown glass: the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company and allied manufacturers (1959)". In 1961 she cooperated with the Kent County Medical Society in compiling a historic medical collection. She retired in 1973 and later passed away after an automobile accident on June 7, 1974, with many of her assets bequeathed to the Public Museum.