Ruth Aiken was born 1889 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States and died 1971 of unspecified causes. She married Ralph Harrison MacMichael (1884-1925) in United States. She married Hugh Renwick MacMichael (1881-1963) .


Thomas N Aiken (c1881-), Harriet C Aiken (c1883-), Marion L Aiken (c1886-), and maybe others

Life before her marriage

She seems to be absent from the 1900 census.

At the 1910 census, according to, Ruth (22) was boarding in Pittsburgh with Emma S Aiken (52), who had been born in Pennsylvania, Thomas N Aiken (29), Harriet C Aiken (27), and Marion L Aiken (24), along with three people named Gorden and two named Schneller in an establishment whose head was Ada Beares (50).


Offspring of Ralph Harrison MacMichael (1884-1925) and Ruth Aiken¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Barbara MacMichael (c1913-)
Ralph Harrison MacMichael (1915-1984)
Ethan St. Clair MacMichael (1917-1991) 17 October 1917 Seattle, King County, Washington, United States 7 April 1991 Jane Lavinia Coffer (1920-1986)
Thomas Aiken MacMichael (1920-1990)
Anne MacMichael (1923-1924)

Offspring of Hugh Renwick MacMichael (1881-1963) and Ruth Aiken¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ross MacMichael (1929-)

Marriages and migrations

Ruth's first husband died in 1925 in Seattle, after which she married his older brother and they moved to Texas (the same year?) and she had one more child. At the 1930 census they were in El Paso, Texas.

By 1935 the family had moved to Piedmont, Alameda County, California.

By the 1940 census most of the family were still at Piedmont but the two older sons had flown the nest (Hugh Jr in Honolulu unmarried, Ethan in California married) and been replaced by the orphaned 20-year-old twin daughters of their aunt Ethelwyn Brydon (1882-1935), whose husband had died in 1932.


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • Public records, including census and Find A Grave.
Ω Birth
¢ Children
  • All the children were born in Washington State, some or maybe all in Seattle. Anne was born in July 1923 and died of Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis in November 1924 at Seattle and was buried there, and her father died there the next year, which would be two good reasons why her mother, Ruth, was buried there despite at least two subsequent interstate moves (Texas by 1930 and California by 1940).
¢2 Children 2
  • Ross was born in Texas.

Robin Patterson