Ruth Marshall, right, with her brother, Bob. Courtesy of David Marshall Billikopf. Born: 1898

Died: August 8, 1936

Married: Jacob Billikopf

Children: David M. Billikopf, Mrs. Florence Billikopf

Ruth Marshall Billikopf was the daughter of Louis Marshall and the wife of Jacob Billikopf. She died of cancer at age 39, at Knollwood, where she spent the summers of her youth.

Jewish Telegraphic Agency, August 11, 1936

Mrs. Billikopf, Daughter of Louis Marshall, Dead at 39


Mrs. Ruth Marshall Billikopf, only daughter of the late Louis Marshall, died Saturday at her summer home Knollwood. She was 39. 1

Mrs. Billikopf was prominent in East Side settlement house work in New York before her marriage 14 years ago. 2 She is survived by her husband, Jacob, prominent Philadelphia social worker and chairman of the Industrial Arbitration Court; two children, Florence, 13, and David, 10, and three brothers, James, George and Robert Marshall.



1. Ruth Marshall Billikopf was 38 at the time of her death.
2. David Billikopf writes: "My mother, Ruth Marshall Billikopf, was married in 1920, 16 years before her death, not 14. My sister Florence was Florence B. Schweitzer, mother of Peter Schweitzer, who continues the Knollwood tradition."