My Great Grandfather was Frederick (Hale) Ruby the son of a Frederick or Fred Hale that was killed in action in the phillipines during the Spanish American War.I have a number of accounts attesting to this piece of information.
Fred Hale was from the border area between Darke County, Ohio and Indiana.
He had married a Laura J. Harshman and had one son, Frederick before shipping out.After he was KIA Laura married a Frederick Ruby who adopted Fred Hale's son.
Long story short... I have never been able to find the service records of a Frederick or Fred Hale that was KIA in the Spanish American War?
Anyone with access to an Index of Ohio or Indiana Span-Am War participants would do me a great favor if they could find any information regarding this person.