Helen Ruth Stranahan was born on July 11, 1901 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of John D. and Addie Jane(Hayner) Stranahan. She married her cousin, Charles Ray Densmore. Charles was the son of Charles and Mary Morgan (Hayner) Densmore. They raised an adopted daughter Donna Densmore.
|Helen Ruth Stranahan|
This photo is of Helen Ruth as a young woman. In the 1910 Census, Helen is an 8 year old living with her parents and two sisters in Detroit, Michigan. In 1920 Census, Helen is found living with her brother in Detroit along with her parents. She is an accountant working in the automotive industry. In 1930 Census, Helen is living with her brother,Charles, his daughter, Gwenne, and her mother Addie in Los Angeles, California. Addie is a widow. Helen Ruth is working as a clerk for the LA City Hall. She is listed as 28 years old and not married. Helen Ruth married Charles Ray Densmore between 1930 and 1940 census. By 1954, Charles Ray and Helen Ruth are listed in a directory in Roseville, Michigan. Charles Ray died of a heart attach at the home of his sister on January 12, 1977 and she died on April 6, 1994. They are buried in the East China Cemetery with other Densmore and Hayner Family members.