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Samuel and Ruth Boyer 1993
Samuel and Ruth Boyer in 1993
[Photo from the collection of Mary Jane Herrell, courtesy of Mary Whisenhunt]

Ruth Spencer is the daughter of Margaret Pearl Cassingham and Frank Marion Spencer. She was born 13 Oct 1905 in Miami, Miami, Indiana. She died 19 Mar 1992 at age 87 in Elkart County, Indiana.

On 22 Oct 1931, she married Samuel Gaylord Boyer in Wabash, Wabash, Indiana. He was born 30 Jun 1908. He died in an fishing accident 19 Dec 1973 at age 65 off Fort Myers, Lee, Florida.

Children of Ruth Spencer and Samuel Gaylord Boyer:

  1. Mary Lee Boyer was born in 1934 in Indiana.
  2. Shirley Ann Boyer was born in 1944 in Indiana.


See the photograph of the 1937/1938 Cassingham Family Reunion.


Ruth: Birth and Death from Social Security Death Index (SSN 306-56-6800).

Samuel Birth and Death from Social Security Death Index (SSN 310-12-3500) and Florida Death Index 1883 - 1998 which lists the death county as Collier.

Census Listings

The individuals in this family appear in the following census listings.

  • Ruth: 1920 Census. Kokomo City, Center, Howard, Indiana. Page 9.


We are actively seeking more information on the individuals listed here (and their descendants). If you have any additional information, photographs or documents to share: please e-mail me.
Daniel Edwards

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2002.