Ruby Marie Hopkins died 85 years ago today when she was just 20 months old. She was the daughter of my maternal grandparents Elmer Dennis Hopkins and Emma Ewers Taylor which makes her my aunt although it seems strange to think of this sweet baby as my aunt.
LITTLE RUBY MARIE HOPKINS PASSES INTO THE GREAT BEYOND
The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Hopkins, Shonn, Ky., last Wednesday evening and claimed for his own their youngest child, Ruby Marie, aged twenty months, two days. She had been ill with scarlet fever and dyptheria since October 14. Loving hands and medical skill did all that could be done but to no avail. Her remains were brought here Thursday and after funeral services, conducted by Rev. Bornwasser at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Taylor, was laid to rest Friday, October 30, in Elmwood Cemetery.
As the sweet flower that scents the Moon,
But withers in the rising day,
Thus lovely was this infant's dawn,
Thus swiftly fled its life away.
Ruby's obituary was published in the Mt. Vernon Signal, Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky.