Thursday, February 9, 2017

Twins Ruth (CATES) STANLEY and Pearl (CATES) COSHAW reunited (1953)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 12, 1953 - page 5, column 3:

Mrs. Ruth Stanley of Indianapolis and Mrs. Pearl Coshaw of Aurora, Illinois, 66-year-old twin sisters who met in Indianapolis Saturday after not having seen each other for 33 years, are natives of Hadley, southwest of Danville.

The twin girls were the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Murphy T. Cates of Hadley. After the mother died when the twins were two weeks old, both babies were taken into the home of Mr. and Mrs. V.R. Stevenson for five months. Ruth remained in the Stevenson home and was reared by them, and Pearl was taken into the Mordecai Hadley home, where she was reared.

Both of the twins grew up in the Hadley community. Following the marriage of Pearl she became a resident of Illinois. Ruth resided in Plainfield after her marriage and lived there until moving to Indianapolis.

NOTE: According to Ruth's 1906 marriage application, her parents were Murphy Cates and Katherine Alexander.

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