Ruth Sibley Gade

Emily Sibley Watson's family

Ruth Sibley Gade (1878-1977)

Daughter of Emily Sibley Watson’s brother Hiram Watson Sibley and his wife Margaret Durbin Harper Sibley, Ruth Sibley was close in age to her cousin James G. Averell.  Her husband, John Allyne Gade, was architect of the Memorial Art Gallery.  Mrs. Gade was one of the early donors of art to the Gallery’s collection. In 1912, Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundson named a peak in the Queen Maud range on the South Pole in her honor, as a thank you for their support of his expedition.