Alicel, Union County, Oregon
Mrs. Samuel G. Ruckman Dead
Survived by Husband and Four Children
Death Comes a Few Hours After the Birth of a Son Saturday Night
A few hours after a son had been born to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Ruckman of Alicel last Saturday night, Mrs. Ruckman died of an acute attack of Bright’s disease,a malady with which she had been suffering for some time, and which was the cause of her being moved to the local hospital from her Alicel home shortly before death came. The motherless babe is healthy and strong today.
Mrs. Ruckman’s remains were laid away at Alicel this morning at 11 o’clock with rev. Hamilton officiating. The sorrowing relatives and intimate friends have the sympathy of the entire community for yet young, popular and well known, Mrs. Ruckman’s death is causing deep sorrow and regret.
She is survived by her husband, S. G. Ruckman, two sons, a daughter and a babe of two days, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clark of Alicel, and several brothers and sisters. Before her marriage to Mr. Ruckman she was Miss Lillie Clark and her parents are well known pioneers of the county.
Among near relatives of the deceased are Samuel Cochran, C. E. Cochran, and George T. Cochran of this city, all of whom attended the funeral this morning.
Source: La Grande Evening Observer Monday, October 16, 1911