I came across this precious baby photo with identification on the back and I thought it would be easy to trace little Ruby. As it turns out, not so … Sweet little Ruby Veronah Morgan was born on March 13, 1910 and died on July 2, 1910. The writing on the back of the photo indicates that the photo was taken 3 weeks before she passed away. She is buried in Highland Cemetery, grave 46, section 12. The problem is that we don’t know where Highland Cemetery is located.

I hope that a little more detective work will provide some answers. I would love to see this photo returned to a member of the Morgan family.

UPDATE: Ruby Veronah Morgan Found

UPDATE: This post was first published on April 26, 2016. Since then we have discovered new information and have located the Highland Cemetery where Ruby is buried in Fort Mitchell, Kenton, Kentucky. (I have added the photos to her FindAGrave memorial page.)

Once the information for the cemetery was found, I was able to learn more about Ruby and her family. Ruby was the daughter of James M. Morgan and Clara J. Morehead.

The 1910 US Census listed the family as living at 105 Center Street, Covington, Kenton, Kentucky. James was 51-years-old and Clara was 36-years-old. Both indicated they had been married three years and that this was the second marriage for each. Their daughters were Eleanora (2-years-old) and Veronah (1-month). It was noted that Clara was the mother of three children, two of whom were living. James’ occupation was listed as carpenter.

1910 US Census for Covington, Kenton, Kentucky

Death Certificate for Ruby Veronah Morgan
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Ruby Veronah Morgan
Baby 2 - Edited

Sources

  • 1910 US census, Kenton, Kentucky, population schedule, Covington Ward 5, enumeration district (ED) 0114, p. 3A (penned), dwelling 61, family 63; James Morgan Household; digital image, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 February 2019); citing NARA microfilm publication T624_488.
  • Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1965. Film 7015462: Covington, Certificates 1-1129 (1910); Veronah Morgan 2 July 1910; Online database with images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 February 2019).
  • Find A Grave, database with images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 February 2019), memorial page for Veronah Morgan (13 Mar 1910-2 Jul 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125830675, citing Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA; Maintained by Debbie J. (contributor 46890655).