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|Creator:||Disbrow, Florence M., 1892-1918|
|Title:||Florence M. Disbrow Diary|
|Abstract:||Consists of a single diary written by sixteen-year-old Newark resident, Florence M. Disbrow.|
|Quantity:||.01 linear feet (1 folder)|
|Collection Number:||MG 1531|
Florence May Disbrow, the daughter of Emma L. Trowbridge (1869-1952) and William H. Disbrow (1868-1931) was born on August 6, 1892. The family lived on East Kinney Street in Newark, New Jersey and Florence attended the Washington Street School. She had one brother, Harry Lindsley Disbrow (1898-1974). Florence Disbrow married William R. Ruppert on November 27, 1917, and the couple had one son, Kenneth William Ruppert (b. January 10, 1918). Six months later, on June 3, 1918, Kenneth Ruppert died of cholera. Both William and Florence Ruppert died during the flu epidemic later that same year, he on October 20, 1918 and she three days later on October 23.
This collection consists of Florence Disbrow's diary, kept from December 28, 1908 to December 31, 1909. In it she gives a daily account of her activities, largely mentioning friends and social activities. Among her outings are trips to band concerts, dressing up for Halloween, shopping in town, evening lectures, and socials. Although Disbrow was a student, her comments about school are generally restricted to mentioning that she was there all day.
|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|Disbrow, Florence M., 1892-1918.|
|Teenaged girls--New Jersey--Newark.|
|Teenagers--Social life and customs.|
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1531, Florence M. Disbrow Diary, The New Jersey Historical Society.
The diary was the gift of Shirley Disbrow Leclair, Florence Disbrow Ruppert's niece, in January of 2001.
Disbrow Family File -- New Jersey Historical Society
|1||1||Florence M. Disbrow diary||1908-1909|
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