Shenandoah County Library Archives

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"Ruth Sonner"

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Title

"Ruth Sonner"

Subject

Sonner, Ruth Gene (1928- )

Description

The name, "Ruth Sonner" appears to be written on the glass plate of this image of a young woman.

After further research, we believe this is Ruth Gene Sonner from Strasburg. Her parents were Frank Camden (1893-1984) and Edna Christine (Stephens) (1911-1988) Sonner. She was the oldest child.

The 1940 census found her living with her parents and three younger brothers in the Davis District of Shenandoah County. Her father was a farmer.

She moved to Falls Church in Fairfax County, Virginia, as a young woman and worked for the telephone company, first as a switchboard operator and later, as a service assistant. She married and divorced two husbands: Bernard Crase (married 1949, divorced 1964) and Donald R. Curnutte (married 1968, divorced 1975). She did not have children.

Later in her life, she moved back to Strasburg where, as of January 2024, she has lived for many years.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

Labelled "July 1948" on box of plates.

Contributor

Biographical information was compiled from public records.

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Identifier

010164

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Negative

Citation

Morrison Studio, “"Ruth Sonner",” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed April 17, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/34515.

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