Thursday, October 1, 2009
Ruth R. Rumsey (1891-1977)
Ruth R. Rumsey was the daughter of Dexter Philips and Susan R. Fiske Rumsey and the wife of William Joseph Donovan (Wild Bill). Ruth and William married in the summer of 1914 at St. Joseph's Cathedral on Franklin Street in Buffalo, NY. The ceremony was performed by Bishop Quigley and the reception to follow was held at the Rumsey mansion, where the couple also lived briefly. Ruth was described as "patrician-looking" and a "willowy blonde.