- Age: 82
- Interview Date: 4/16/1973
- Interviewer: Marjorie Taylor, University of Illinois at Springfield
- Interview Length: 98 minutes Sit Down Interview
- County: Cass
- Ruth Brasell graduated in 1910 and went to Western Illinois Teacher's College and was a teacher for over 20 years. In 1914, Ruth married her husband and quit teaching to be a farmer's wife until she was widowed and returned to teaching in a one room school house in 1928.