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Ruth Lydia SchwemmAge: 97 years19052002

Ruth Lydia Schwemm
Birth April 26, 1905 34 28
Marriage statusGilbert Kuster HardacreView this family

Marriage of a siblingEarl Meyer SchwemmEunice Adelle ButlerView this family
February 1, 1928 (Age 22 years)

MarriageGilbert Kuster HardacreView this family
February 21, 1929 (Age 23 years)

Death of a fatherJohn Schwemm
August 21, 1947 (Age 42 years)
Death of a motherGertrude Meyer
March 9, 1965 (Age 59 years)
Death of a brotherEarl Meyer Schwemm
November 15, 1996 (Age 91 years)
Death of a husbandGilbert Kuster Hardacre
February 8, 1997 (Age 91 years)
Note: Social Security Death Index
Death August 1, 2002 (Age 97 years)
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Marriage: February 14, 1900Barrington, Lake, Illinois
16 months
elder brother
4 years
Ruth Lydia Schwemm
Birth: April 26, 1905 34 28Barrington Twp, Lake, Illinois
Death: August 1, 2002Barrington, Lake, Illinois
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Gilbert Kuster Hardacre
Birth: April 2, 1901 33 32Kansas City, Wyandotte, Missouri
Death: February 8, 1997Pompano Beach, Broward, Florida
Ruth Lydia Schwemm
Birth: April 26, 1905 34 28Barrington Twp, Lake, Illinois
Death: August 1, 2002Barrington, Lake, Illinois
Marriage: February 21, 1929

Barrington Courier-Review (IL) - September 12, 2002 Deceased Name: Ruth Hardacre Ruth Schwemm Hardacre, a resident of John Knox Village since 1978, died Aug. 1 at age 97. She was born in Barrington on April 26, 1905. Her father was a livery stable owner and her mother, Gertrude Meyer Schwemm, a teacher before she married, was a homemaker. A University of Illinois graduate, Mrs. Hardacre obtained her degree in 1926. She was Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board, a member of Sigma Kappa sorority, women's chairman of homecoming, and a cabinet member at the YWCA. In the spring of her senior year, Mrs. Hardacre was selected as the university's May Queen. Following college graduating, Mrs. Hardacre worked in industrial relations at Public Service Company of Northern Illinois (later to become Commonwealth Edison Company). There she met Gilbert "Gibby" Hardacre. They were married in Barrington Feb. 21, 1929, in her family home. Fourteen close friends and relatives attended the wedding. In 1929 the newlyweds purchased their first home in Highland Park, Ill. The first of their three children, Philip, was born in 1934. Two younger sons died in infancy. When her husband was promoted to head Commonwealth Edison's south division, they moved to Joliet, Ill. Gibby retired in 1996 and in 1978 they moved to John Knox Village, Pompano Beach, Fla., a retirement community. Gibby died in 1997 at age 95. Mrs. Hardacre was active in her church, League of Women Voters, Woman's Club, library board, county Red Cross, Rotary Anns, PEO, a charter member of a book club, worked in doctors' and dentists' offices, and was a volunteer in her community. She wore a smile continually and rarely complained about her health, being a constant source of encouragement to others. Mrs. Hardacre reflected a great love for her family. She is survived by her son, Philip (Connie) of Mequon, Wis.; four grandchildren, Patricia Edgecomb of Dryden, N.Y., Maribeth Baker of Prairie du Sac, Wis., Carol Sheffield of Guinea, West Africa and Andrew of Shorewood, Minn.; and 10 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her only sibling, Earl Schwemm. In her memory contributions can be made to John Knox Village, the Nature Conservancy-Florida Chapter, The American Red Cross-Broward County Chapter, or PEO Sisterhood.