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Ruth Hinshaw Spray

Ruth Hinshaw Spray, American humanitarian. Member Society of Friends.


  • Spray, Ruth Hinshaw was born on February 16, 1848 in Mooresville, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Benjamin and Nancy (Carter) Hinshaw.

  • Education

    • Student Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa. Bachelor of Science, Earlham College, Indiana, 1874.


    • 1 daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Mistress L. Oscar Moon). Teacher public schools, and later Raisin Valley Seminary, Adrian, Michigan, 1874-1877, Penn College, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1877-1880. Officer Colorado State bureau of Child and Animal Protection, since 1900, working in the interest of neglected and dependent children.

      Associate member National Child Labor Committee. Worker in international peace cause, since 1896, also in behalf of entrance of the United States into World Court.


    Member Society of Friends.


    • Married Samuel J. Spray, December 28, 1880.
    • father: Benjamin Hinshaw
    • mother: Nancy (Carter) Hinshaw
    • spouse: Samuel J. Spray
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    Born February 16, 1848
    Died February, 1929
    (aged 80)