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Van Haaften, Ruth, 1896-1990



Ruth (Sanborn) Van Haaften was born in South Haven, Michigan in 1896. She moved with her family to Kalamazoo in 1911. She lived with her parents Alice and Waldo Sanborn, who worked as a contractor and stone mason, and her three sisters and two brothers. Ruth married Edward Van Haaften on July 19, 1919, after he had returned from service overseas in World War I. Ruth died on February 11, 1990 in Kalamazoo.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Mrs. Ruth Van Haaften Collection

Identifier: RH-A-1624

The collection is composed of photographs, artifacts, and documents from Edward Clarence Van Haaften who was a Kalamazoo resident and veteran of both World Wars I and II. The collection ranges in date from 1917 to 1945.

Dates: 1917-1945