Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Block Shop & Ruth Norma Fallgatter

The Block Shop was located at 58 Wall Street in New Haven between Temple and Church. It was across from "Trinity" (a Yale building?) and it was next door to Stone Business College.


The 1920 U.S. Census reveals that Ruth Norma Fallgatter was born about 1913 in Wisconsin to Ward Fallgatter (b. Iowa) and Nora M. Fallgatter (b. Illinois). She is listed with her brothers, Marvin Byron Fallgatter (14) and Don Edgar Fallgatter (12).
In the 1930 U.S. Census, Ruth N. Fallgatter is shown as having been born in 1912 and the daughter of Ward and Nora. She is the sister of Donald E. (Waupaca, Wisconsin).
The Social Security Death Index shows Ruth Fallgatter as having been born on March 24, 1912 and having died in February, 1971.
She apparently travelled a bit because she appears on the California Passenger and Crew List for the Ship "President Harrison". She arrived on 7/12/1940 in Los Angeles having departed from the Port of New York. She was age 28. The passenger list gives her birth date as 3/24/1912.
She also appears on a passenger list for the Ship VERAGUA which arrived at the Port of New York on 2/9/1941 from Puerto Barrios, Guatemala and she arrived in New York on 5/3/1957 from Bermuda (British Overseas Airways Corporation).