RUTH H.3 BAUER (Elmer2, John1) was born at Pennsylvania on 15 December 1905 a daughter of Elmer F. Bauer and his wife Mary Wilhelm . She died on 29 September 1972, her last residence was Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  She first married on October 1923 GEORGE H. TOMLINSON.  He was born at Pennsylvania on 3 January 1900. He died on November 1987, his last residence was Lancaster. They divorced. She second married on 23 February 1957 HOWARD J. CUNNINGHAM. He was born at West Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, on 9 May 1904. He died at Lancaster on 15 May 1960. He had previously married EMMA P. WALTON, who was born at Chester County, Pennsylvania, on 3 February 1902 and died at Lancaster on 26 March 1956.
George Tomlinson and Ruth Bauer married when he was 23, she 18. In the following ten years Ruth gave birth to five children. In 1930 they were living in Lancaster Township, Lancaster County. George was a weaver in a silk mill; Ruth did not work outside the home. The 1940 Census reported them in the city of Lancaster as follows:
|26.||Tomlinson, George||head||M||W||40||m||8th||PA||same place||weaver, silk mill|
|27.||Tomlinson, Ruth H.||wife||F||W||34||M||H1||PA||same place||warper, silk mill|
|28.||Tomlinson, June||daughter||F||W||15||S||PA||same place||in school|
|29.||Tomlinson, Walter||son||M||W||14||S||PA||same place||in school|
|30.||Tomlinson, Evelyn M.||daughter||F||W||11||S||PA||same place||in school|
|31.||Tomlinson, Jack||son||M||W||10||S||PA||same place||in school|
|32.||Tomlinson, Norman||aon||M||W||6||S||PA||same place||in school|
Other information in this record: They rented their home for $25 per month. George worked 40 weeks the previous year and earned $750. Ruth worked 25 weeks and earned $350.
At some point after this census, Ruth and George divorced. When Ruth married Howard Cunningham, they were both 52 years old. Three years later, Howard died of arteriosclerotic heart disease.
The following obituaries help to fill in the details of the lives of this family:
June R. Rensberger, 86, of Lititz, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Lititz, following a brief illness.
Born June 25, 1924, in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late George Tomlinson and Ruth (Bauer) Cunningham. She was married to Paul J. Rensberger on February 7, 1948.
June was of the Catholic Faith. A homemaker for most her life, she enjoyed sewing, quilting and spending time with her family.
In addition to her husband of 63 years, she will be lovingly missed by two daughters, Dr. Cynthia D. Tuttelman, wife of Samuel Tuttelman, of Petaluma, CA and Jeanne L. Rensberger, Esq., of Mount Joy and a grandson, Sasha N. Tuttelman, of Petaluma, CA. . . .
Evelyn May Luttenberger, formerly of 610 Park Ave., Lancaster, PA died Friday, August 29th, at Conestoga View. She was the daughter of the late George Hay and Ruth Bauer Tomlinson. A homemaker, she had previously worked at the Lancaster Boys Club and was a leader for the Happy Hours Senior Center of the Lancaster Recreation Commission. She presented a talk and slide show of her son's time in Germany as an exchange student to local civic clubs. She was an excellent seamstress, a wonderful cook and loving mother.
She is survived by a son, John H. Luttenberger III of Philadelphia, PA, and a daughter, Janice Marie Luttenberger of Lancaster. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: June, wife of Paul Rensberger, Jack, husband of Pat Tomlinson, and Norm, husband of Barbara Tomlinson, and a sister-in-law, Ann Tomlinson, all of Lancaster.
Jack B. Tomlinson, 87, of Lititz, passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, December 2, 2016, at the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, while listening to the song, "You Can Let Go Now, Daddy." Born in Lancaster, Jack was the son of the late George and Ruth (Bauer) Tomlinson. On September 8, 1952, Jack married the love of his life, Patricia A. (Faltine) Tomlinson, with whom he recently celebrated 65 years of marriage.
After graduating high school, Jack enlisted in the US Navy and proudly served as a Frogman, predecessor of the Navy Seals, during the Korean War from 1950 to 1954. As a Frogman, Jack designed the "Freddy the Frog" emblem for the US Navy, proudly displayed at the Navy Seal Museum, in Ft. Pierce, FL. He was mentioned in three best-selling novels for his work in the Underwater Demolition Team (UDT).
Following his honorable discharge, Jack went on to work for Armstrong World Industries as a General Production Supervisor where he retired after 45 years of service. During his career with Armstrong he earned his Associate's Degree in Business at Franklin & Marshall College.
Family and faith were both important to Jack, who faithfully attended Catholic services with his wife and family for many years. He was very artistic and enjoyed painting and woodworking. Jack also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Jack leaves behind his children: Jack P. Tomlinson, husband of Jana, of Manheim; Joy Dull, wife of Michael, of Manheim; and Keith Tomlinson, of Lititz; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; a brother, Norman Tomlinson, husband of Barbara, of Lancaster; and many nieces and nephews. Jack was preceded in death by his son, Scott Tomlinson; and a brother and two sisters.
Ruth Bauer and her first husband George Tomlinson had the following children:
1Mary Wilhelm Bauer Family Bible records. In possession of Buelah Bauer Reed in 1986, transcribed by Mary Bauer Ranck Kibler, transcription given to Charles A. Maxfield.
2Social Security Administration, "U.S. Social Security Death Index," database, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 15 April 2017), Ruth Cunningham, 196-10-3423.
3Mary Elizabeth Bauer Ranck Kibler, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, interview by Charles A. Maxfield, about 1998; notes, privately held by Charles A. Maxfield, Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
4"U.S. Social Security Death Index", George Tomlinson, 196-10-3462.
5Mary Elizabeth Bauer Ranck Kibler, interview, about 1998.
6Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 1906–1966, no. 47614, Howard J Cunningham Jr, 1960; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 27 January 2019); Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11, Series 11.90. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
7Willow Street United Church of Christ Cemetery, Willow Street, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Find a Grave, digital images (findagrave.com : accessed 18 January 2019), Emma P Cunningham; Created by: Carolyn Y Lowe Shifflett.
8Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930, population, Lancaster Twp., Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, enumeration district (ED) 79, p. 1B, household 17, George Tomlinson family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 13 December 2015); NARA microfilm record group T626; Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
9Sixteenth Census of the United States: 1940, population, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, enumeration district (ED) 36-71, roll 3531, p. 7A, household 148, George Tomlinson family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 16 January 2019); NARA microfilm group T627.
10Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 1906–1966, no. 47614, Howard J Cunningham Jr, 1960.
11"June R Rensberger, 86," obituary, Intelligencer Journal, 24 February 1911; Genealogy Bank (genealogybank.com : accessed 27 January 2019), Recent Obituaries.
12"Evelyn May Luttenberger," Intelligencer Journal, 3 September 2008; Genealogy Bank (genealogybank.com : accessed 27 January 2019), Recent Obituaries.
13"Jack B. Tomlinson," obituary, LNP, 4 December 2016; Genealogy Bank (genealogybank.com : accessed 27 January 2019), Recent Newspaper Obituaries.
14"U.S. Social Security Death Index", June R. Rensberger.
15"June R Rensberger, 86."
16Mary Elizabeth Bauer Ranck Kibler, interview, about 1998.
18State of California Department of Health Services Center for Health Statistics, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 28 April 2015), Sasha Nicholas Tuttelman, 1981.
19Mary Elizabeth Bauer Ranck Kibler, interview, about 1998.
20"U.S. Social Security Death Index", Walter C. Tomlinson, 198-14-5604.
21"U.S. Social Security Death Index", Evelyn M. Luttenberger.
22"Evelyn May Luttenberger."
23Mary Elizabeth Bauer Ranck Kibler, interview, about 1998.
25"Jack B. Tomlinson."
26Mary Elizabeth Bauer Ranck Kibler, interview, about 1998.
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