Ruth & Ruby Haddix

Ruth and Ruby Page were born and raised in Manly, Iowa. After high school, the twins moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, and worked in a factory during WWII packaging C-rations and waterproofing boxes. Eventually, they returned to Iowa and settled in Mason City. They married brothers, James and Willis Haddix, and have been active in their church and the NAACP. Ruth and Ruby have also won awards for being among the United States’ most identical twins.

This video is from the oral history project “Adult Voices, Children’s Eyes,” conducted from 2008 to 2009 with the assistance of a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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