November 28, 1870, Islington, Middlesex, England.
September 17, 1960, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.
Ruth was the daughter of Plymouth Brethren members John Hart Tracy and Susannah Randall Allen.
She started attending Salvation Army (SA) meetings in 1888 in Dorking, Surrey, and in Holloway and Wood Green. She later began working at the SA International Headquarters, in the Home Office’s Appointments Department. She became an SA officer in 1891, serving in Alcester, Warwickshire; Feckenham, Worcestershire; Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes; and Birmingham.
She joined the SA Editorial Department in 1894, and worked on The War Cry, The Social Gazette, The Young Soldier, and The Deliverer. She retired as a brigadier in 1931. She wrote over 100 songs, which appeared in The Musical Salvationist and other publications.
Tracy’s burial place