In 1930, according to the US census, 4-year-old RUTH NELSON was living in
Watsonville with her parents, SIDNEY and RUBY NELSON. Shortly thereafter, mother
Ruby died (13 May 1933), and father Sidney died (7 May 1937), both in Santa
Cruz Co. and probably in Watsonville. It seems very likely that Ruth was then
assigned a guardian by the Probate or Orphans Court of Santa Cruz County, but
we have no idea who may have been chosen for the job.
Can anyone help us, either by examining the Probate Index of the county, or
by telling me to whom I should write if this needs to be done by court
officials. I would assume that the date of the action would have been slightly after
the death of Sidney, say in late 1937 or early 1938.
Any help will be most gratefully appreciated by