Saturday, March 22, 2014

Christopher and Emma Ruff

Christopher Ruff was born in Sussex County, England on December 23, 1826. In the late 1800s, Christopher Ruff worked as an undertaker in Sandusky, Ohio. The advertisement below appeared in the January 15, 1890 issue of the Sandusky Register.

After losing the business to fire in the 1890s, Christopher Ruff and his family moved to St. Paul, Minnesota. An obituary for Christopher Ruff appeared in the December 6, 1893 issue of the Sandusky Register. Christopher Ruff died at St. Paul, Minnesota on December 4, 1893. His remains were returned to Sandusky, Ohio, where he was buried in the North Ridge section of Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. Mr. Ruff was survived by his wife Emma, and two sons. Mrs. Emma Ruff passed away in South Chicago, Illinois, on March 22, 1908. She was buried beside her husband at Oakland Cemetery.

A large monument which features the surname Ruff is found at the Ruff family lot at Oakland Cemetery.

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