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Certificate, Marriage Of John Ball And Mary Webster

Marriage certificate of Mr. John Ball, age 55, and Miss Mary J. Webster, age 23. Dated 31 September 1849, and signed by William G. Henry, Kent County Justice of the Peace.;Marriage certificate of John Ball, an early pioneer to Grand Rapids, Michigan.;Printed English text filled in with cursive handwriting. |
Printed, Paper
9.75" h 7.75" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Gift Of Estate Of Dr. Ruth Herrick

Elwood, S. D.

Estate of 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.
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