Ruth Bigelow 1860-1950
Ruth worked at the Territorial Legislature as a “Messenger” in 1879 and was attending Union Academy also in 1879. She passed teacher exam that same year. It is unclear if she taught locally.
She married Albert Wright (1860-1953) in 1910 at the Bigelow House and lived her entire life there. The Wright Family were local saddle makers.
Ruth Bigelow (1860-1950) later Wright (right) with unidentified friend, photo about 1880 by W. Duckering
Ruth Bigelow Wright interior view of Bigelow House.
Ruth Bigelow Wright and Ann Elizabeth Bigelow with roses on south side of the house
Ruth Bigelow (later Wright) (1860-1950) at top row right with other young women (possibly Evaline at top row far left)
1879 Washington Territorial Legislative Council showing Ruth Bigelow (1860-1950) later Wright as messenger, photo by A.B. Woodard
Bigelow House Garden and Family ca. 1904. Pictured L-R: Unknown, Unknown, Ruth Bigelow Wright; Ann ElizabethBigelow, Margaret Bigelow
Bigelow Family Portrait 1889. Top Row: Richard Lee (Ray) Bigelow, Tirzah Bigelow Royal, William Ellis Bigelow, Duncan Bigelow, Ruth Bigelow Wright, First Row: Evaline Bigelow Bonney, Daniel R. Bigelow, George Bigelow (on lap) Ann Elizabeth White Bigelow, Margaret Bigelow.
Ruth Bigelow Wright and Albert Bigelow in the Bigelow House garden
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