I am trying to make contact with descendants of Ruth Spade (b.12-15-1915 Bexar Co., TX d. 12-2008 CA). I located her obituary in the Martinez News-Gazette which I believe is out of Contra Costa County, CA. The obit mentions children but no names.
I am researching a Darby family member. Edith Merl Galbraith Darby Henderson died in Bexar Co., TX in Feb. 1993. Her only survivor was listed as a niece, Mrs. Ruth Spade of Martinez, CA. Actually, Ruth is the niece of Chester D. 'Pat' Henderson (Edith's second husband). Chester passed away in 1954 in Bexar Co., TX and the Wiegands are listed as survivors in his obituary Ruth's maiden name was Wiegand.
My endeavor is to determine if descendants of Ruth Spade might have information on the death place/burial place of Gene Maddelen Darby the daughter of Edith Henderson. The last record I find of her is on the 1930 census where she is listed as Marylin Darby, stepdaughter to Chester Henderson. She is often called Mickey Darby. The conclusion being that she died between 1930 and 1954 as Mickey is not mentioned in the obituaries of Chester, Edith, or Edith's mother.