Ruby J. Dixon (1885-1968)

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Ruby J. Dixon Devoist
Ruby J. Dixon DeVoist.jpg
Born: 22 Jan 1885 New Vienna, Ohio
Died: 18 Mar 1968 Cincinnati, Ohio
Father: Charles E. Dixon
Mother: Minnie M. Henderson
Spouse: Ray G. DeVoist


R. DeVoist,
Active Civic Leader, Dies
Pioneered Girl Scouting in Cincinnati
Mrs. Ruby DeVoist, social worker and civic leader, died today at her residence at Anna Louise Inn, 300 Lytle Street.
She was director of social work at Cincinnati Union Bethel Settlement House for more than 50 years. She also was active in a number of civic groups throughout her life.
She was the wife of the late Dr. Ray G. DeVoist, organizer and director of the Anti-Tuberculosis League of Cincinnati. He died in 1940.
Mrs. DeVoist was a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and studied piano at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
She was one of the pioneer women in Girl Scouting in Cincinnati. She founded the first troop at the settlement house, Girl Scout Troop No. 1, and was its leader for many years.
Mrs. DeVoist was past president of the College Club and a charter member of the National Assn. of Social Workers. She was also a member of the Walnut Hills-Avondale Methodist Church; Cincinnati Women's Club; Mt. Auburn Literary Club; Zonta International; Women's Committee, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; League of Women Voters; American Assn. of University Women; and the American Musical Theater Club.
The Fuldner Mortuary, 421 Arch street, is in charge of arrangements.


Deaths and Funerals (3-25-68)

Mrs. Ray DeVoist,
Noted City Clubwoman
Services for Mrs. Ray DeVoist, widely known Cincinnati club woman, will be at 2. p. m. Wednesday at Walnut Hills-Avondale Methodist Church, Ashland Ave., and McMillan.
Ruby DeVoist
Mrs. DeVoist died Monday at her home, 300 Lytle St. She was the widow of Dr. Ray G. DeVoist.
Mrs. DeVoist was born in New Vienna, Ohio, and was graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. She was director of social work at Old Cincinnati Union Bethel Settlement House for some 40 years until it was torn down. She was active in the present work of the Union Bethel.
She was a member of the Walnut Hills-Avondale Methodist Church, the Cincinnati Women's Club, past president of the College Club, the Mt. Auburn Literary Club, the board of the YMCA, a charter member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Zonta International, the Woman's Committee of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Woman's City Club, the League of Woman Voters, the American Association of University Woman, a charter member of the American Musical Theater Club and numerous other organizations.
Burial will be at Spring Grove. There will be no visitation.


  • Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Helen Crane Boothe
  • 1900 Federal Census, New Vienna, Green Twp., Clinton, Ohio, 4 June 1900, ED 61 Dist 5 St 3 dwelling 49, family 50
Dixon, Charles, head, white, male, Dec 1858, md 20, OH, NC, OH, Grocer
, Minnie M., wife, white, female, May 1860, md 20, OH, OH, OH, Millinery--
, Ruby J., daughter, white, female, Jan 1886, 14, single, OH, OH, OH, at school
Clark, ------, sister, white, female, --------OH, NC, OH
  • 1920 Federal Census, Cincinnati City Precinct "K", Hamilton, Ohio, Cincinnati Union Bethel, 12 Jan 1920:
De Voist, Ray E., male, white, 31, married, Michigan, New York, Michigan, Physician, Social Service
, Ruby, assistant, female, white, 33, married, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, Office Manager, Social Service
  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
Ruby Devoist
Birth Date: 22 Jan 1886
Death Date: Mar 1968
Social Security Number: 273-24-0405
State Where Number Was Issued: Ohio
Death Residence Zip Code: 45202
Localities: Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio
ID: 158110
Deceased Name: RUBY DEVOIST
Interment Date : 01/01/1968
Garden: LN
Section 27, Lot 32, Space 122
  • Sexton's Record:
DeVoist, Ruby
ID# 158110
Place of Birth: New Vienna, Ohio
Late Residence: 300 Lytle St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Place of Death: Residence
Age- Birth Date: January 22, 1885
Decease: March 18, 1968
Interment: Wednesday, March 20, 1968 3:00
Parents: Charles Dixon and Minnie Henderson
Lot Owner: Cin. Union Bethel
Section 27, Lot 32, Grave 122
Type & sixe of grave: Con. Vlt 7-9x36
Undertaker: Fuldner
Ordered by: Fuldner & friend, Miss Cornelai Slater, 3284 Nash Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Widowed - wife of: Dr. Raymond G. DeVoist
Relation to lot owner: Signature of Secretary of Union Bethel required
Charges: Grave $110.00