Thanks for responding and providing Elmer's date of death. I've pretty well concluded that the Ruth FAREWELL I'm researching cannot be his wife.
But if Elmer's wife was Ruth B. QUIEN, how do you explain the William H and Martha DENNIS called Elmer's inlaws on the 1920 census? BTW, Ruth's middle name may be Blanche. The CA Death Index shows a Ruth Blanche CREEKPAUM who d. 13 Jan 1979 in Riverside Co, CA, and was b. 24 Feb 1894 in MO.