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James E. Ruth
Oak Hill Cemetery
Lansing Township, Allamakee County, Iowa
(July 17, 1840 - April 9, 1909) - GR Co B IA 6 Cav C-21

Note: he was in Company B, 27th Iowa prior to transferring to the 6 Iowa Cavalry.

There is a discrepancy in his date of death. The Pension Index record says April 9, 1909. His wife Addie N. Ruth filed for a pension on April 21, 1909 and was listed as a widow on the 1910 Census.

There are actually two different Cemetery listings in for Oak Hill Cemetery in Allamakee County, Iowa. One cemetery listing was *Paul Moritz's 'Merged' Oak Hill Burials, combining the Cemetery Log Book (1916-1939), Cemetery Plot Book, superintendent burial cards, caretaker records, and several other sources of Oak Hill burials through April 2011. This listing showed date of death April 9, 1909.

The other one was done by Dale P. Woodmansee in 1989. It has a date of death of April 9, 1920. And oddly enough his tombstone shows dates of 1840-1920.

But based on the pension index record and the widow's information I am pretty sure the 1909 date of death is correct. His wife died in 1920, so I'm guessing somehow they got their dates of death mixed up.