Hi there! Do you remember where you found this information on Charles Reeder being a father to Ruby?
I know I have a Family Tree of Thomas Reeder and Mary Jane Claton. One of their sons was Charles Thomas Reeder who married Ruth Ann Rutan. They have two children listed for them 1.Margaret 2.Ruby no dates on births.
This same Ruth Ann Rutan married later on Oct 19 1898 to William Jason Fruits in which my Dad Ira B. Fruits b. 1899 was born. By the 1900 Census they were living in separate households but were still married. William Jason is listed as Jason Fruits living alone. Ruth Ann Rutan is listed as Ruth Fruits living with her brother William Rutan and her sister Mary Rutan along with my dad Ira 11 months and her daughter Margaret(Maggie)Reeder age 11 from her previous marriage to Charles Reeder. Ruth Ann on the 1900 census claimed to have had 3 children by 1900, but only 2 were living then. I believe her one daughter that was named Ruby no birth date passed away before the 1900 Census. I know when I first saw this I thought hmmmm my Mom and Dad were half brother and sister??? However with this information on the Census that Ruth Ann provided about her children proves this Ruby is not my Mom. I will continue digging and just maybe I will find out the mystery. Again Thank you! Charles R. Fruits firstname.lastname@example.org