Roberta (Ruby) Hewitt nee Black was born in Larne in 1904, the youngest of three daughters of a watchmaker. She grew up in Belfast and her father died when she was ten.
She left school at 14 to work in the Flax Control Board and later emigrated to Canada. She returned to Belfast for a holiday but met John Hewitt at an exhibition and they married.
She volunteered for the Nursery School Association and the Purdysburn Fever Hospital committee and was a socialist.
They lived in Belfast except for the period from 1957-1972 when they lived in Coventry. She died in 1975.
Researcher: Kelly McCaughrain
PRONI Reference for Diaries: D3838/4/2/2
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