|Charlotta Ruth Banks Wade Berry|
31 May 1895 - 9 Sep 1960
My great-grandmother, Charlotta Ruth Banks, was born 31 May 1895 in Wabash County, IL to Sarah Eva Talley and Sherman Banks (see previous story). Charlotta grew up without her father and had four younger half-sisters when her mother remarried Frank Z. Bruce. On 24 Apr 1912 at the age of sixteen Charlotta married Joseph Washington Wade who was twenty years older than her. Their first child, my grandmother Doris, was born 27 Aug 1913 followed by Mildred in 1917 and Hugh Joseph in 1919.
|Charlotta ca 1905 age 10|