Green Lawn Abbey

Ruth, Frank E.

Frank E. Ruth
Born 3/14/1882
Died 7/30/1936
--Former Municipal Jurist To Be Buried Saturday.--
Judge Frank Edwin Ruth, age 54, former municipal judge and prominent Columbus resident died of heart disease in Grant hospital, Thursday morning. Judge Ruth who had been in ill health for several years and who spent frequent vacation in Miami, Fla. was living at 1560 East Broad street, at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace T. Ruth; a sister, Mrs. I. J. Collins, wife of the president of the Lancaster Glass Co.; two brothers, George C. Ruth, 28 North Twentieth street, vice president of the Harrington Co., and Irving H. Ruth, attorney-at-law, 727 Montrose avenue, Bexley; three nephews and two nieces.
--Served Seven Years--
Serving as judge of the municipal court in Columbus from 1916 to 1923, Judge Ruth resigned in the latter year to become general counsel with Zinn and Robbins, real estate brokers. He was a member of the Humboldt Lodge of Masons, a Thirty-second Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the Aladdin Temple shrine, the Columbus lodge of Elks, Knights of Pythias, and the Columbus Athletic club.
Born in Columbus, Judge Ruth attended Columbus public schools and graduated from Central high school. He graduated from Ohio State university law school in 1904 and married Grace T. Maholn in 1905.
--Member of Sigma Chi--
In addition to the many organization of which he was a member, Judge Ruth was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, of Delta Chi, legal fraternity. At Miami, Fla., he served as president of the Sigma Chi alumni association. He was also past president of the Columbus Exchange club and a captain in the United States Army Reserve Corp., Eighty-Third division.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., in the Bertram G. Jones chapel with Rev. John Mayer, former pastor of the Livingston Avenue Methodist Episcopal church and a reader from the First Church of Christ Scientist officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Abbey. Friends may call at the Bertram G. Jones funeral home after 6 p.m., Thursday.
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