Ruth Colbath's Love - Carroll County


May 28. 2013 2:45PM






Ruth Colbath's husband left the family farm one day in 1891, never to return during his wife's lifetime. For 39 years, Ruth is said to have left a light burning in anticipation of his return. She died in 1930, at the age of 80 without seeing her husband again. Thomas returned just three years after her death without any real explanation for where he had been. He claimed to have wandered away and was too embarrassed to return after so much time had passed. Today, the Russell-Colbath House is a registered historic site. It is open to the public.
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