- Age: 68
- Interview Date: 11/3/1986
- Interviewer: Sharon M. Bartholomew, Northern Illinois University
- Interview Length: 90 minutes Sit Down Interview
- County: DeKalb
- Ruth Pauling grew up in Bloomingdale, Illinois until she married her husband Orrin in 1940. Ruth talks about her experience as a farmer's wife, raising six children, her hobbies and her involvement in the community.