5-Year-Old Babe Ruth’s Family in the 1900 Census

This is a really cool find. It shows the Ruth family, living at 339 South Woodyear St. in Baltimore, back in 1900. Ruth Sr. at the time was a lightning rod salesman. It’s tiny, so click on it for a larger version.

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Ruth family in the 1900 U.S. Census
Ruth family in the 1900 U.S. Census

Source: Ancestry.com

Here’s a little closer look.

George Herman Ruth Sr.
George Herman Ruth Sr.

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  • Gabriel Meister

    This is AWESOME. 🙂

  • Astronaut Mike Dexter

    Holy cow! I had no idea Babe Ruth lived on Woodyear Street. My great-grandfather, after immigrating from Serbia in 1904, eventually bought a house and opened a grocery store in the front, at 354 S. Woodyear St., about 4 doors down and across the street.

    I looked through the 1930 census forms, the first of my family on the street, who moved there between 1921-1922 and owned the property until the mid-70s. The Ruth’s aren’t there any longer but the Ruths could’ve been there in 1921 and could’ve been customers of my great-grandfather’s store!