Ruth Staderman (1915-1934) died in the Leake and Watts Children's Home after finally reaching age 18 and being able to leave. (b. October 14, 1915, New York, USA - d. July 14, 1934, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA)

Parents[edit | edit source]

Siblings[edit | edit source]

Georgia Staderman (1911) who died at birth; Roselle Staderman (1911) who was a twin of Georgia, that died at birth; and Rutsen Van Rensselaer Staderman I (1912-2001) who married Bernice Brown (1919- ).

Death[edit | edit source]

She died of pneumonia in the Bronx, New York, after leaving the Leake and Watt's Children's Home. She was 18 years old and her death certificate was number "6296".

Memories about Ruth Staderman[edit | edit source]

  • Georgia Ruth Staderman (1944- ) writes: "George Staderman, died [young] and left [Marge] with two living children, [Rutsen] and Aunt Ruth. At this point she apparently had to work full time to support her kids and her mother, [Mary Hall], who ... was blind. I believe that [Marge] worked for Decca Records until she went to California. Mary Hall was to take care of [Rutsen and Ruth] but according to stories, my dad was so difficult to handle, running away, getting in street fights, etc., that she put him and his sister in the Leakes and Watts Home School (which apparently was on the Hudson River somewhere near Bayonne, New Jersey) My father told me that she promised to come and get him each weekend and take them home with her but she never did. She apparently visited them at the home, but he did not leave the home until he was sixteen and graduated from their high school. His sister being two years younger stayed there another two years and upon her graduation went to live with her mother in the Bronx."
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