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Ruth Pedersen Marshall

June 27, 2013
The Leader Herald

Ruth Pedersen Marshall, 92, died Tuesday, June 25, at the Wilkinson Residential Healthcare Facility where she resided for the past six years. Born May 18, 1921, in Mandal, Norway, she was the daughter of Aletta and Aamen Pedersen. Ruth came to the United States when she was 17, arriving in New York City to visit her aunt. When the war broke out, she remained in New York City working as a dental assistant and a nanny and began learning English. In NYC, she met and married her husband, Matthew Thomas Marshall. They lived together in New York City, Pennsylvania, and Utica before moving to Amsterdam. In 1952 they bought the Chelsea House in Tribes Hill which she ran with her husband for twenty-five years. She also was the co-owner of the Knit and Purl Shop with her good friend, Helen S. Charles.



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