Ruth Alexander

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Biographical information

Synopsis:

Friend of M K Gandhi

First name: 
Ruth
Last name: 
Alexander
Date of birth: 
Approx late 1800s
Location of birth: 
America
Date of death: 
Approx early 1900s

Alexander was born in America and lived there until the age of 19, when she came to South Africa. She became friends with Gandhi whom she met in Cape Town in February 1914. Gandhi spent his last night in South Africa at the house of Ruth and her husband, Morris Alexander, prior to his departure to India.


References:
• Soweto supplement, The Leader

Last updated : 07-Aug-2017

This article was produced for South African History Online on 22-Jul-2011