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Rutha Elvie McLemore

Rutha Elvie McLemore

Female 1893 - 1980  (86 years)

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  • Name Rutha Elvie McLemore  [1, 2
    Born 4 Dec 1893  Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Mar 1980  Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 
    • The following obituary appeared in the 27 March 1980 issue of the SABINE COUNTY REPORTER HEMPHILL, TEXAS (Courtesy of Kay Parker McCary)

      Ruth Speights

      Funeral services for Ruth Elvie Speights, 86, of Pineland were at 2 pm March 20 in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Hemphill Cemetery.

      Mrs. Speights died at 12:45 am March 19 in Hines Nursing Home in Pineland.

      She was a lifelong resident of Sabine County.

      Survivors include three daughters Mrs. Dorine Robinson of Pineland; Mrs. Laverne Gellatly of Beaumont and Mrs. Johnnie Hughes of Shreveport, La; one sister Mrs. Emma Cammack of Hemphill, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    Person ID I195  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father John F. "Finn" McLemore,   b. 28 Dec 1853, Decatur County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1924, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Rutha Triphene White,   b. 27 Dec 1859, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1939, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1883  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Documents
    McLemore, Finn 1883 marriage to Ruth White
    McLemore, Finn 1883 marriage to Ruth White
    When Finn married Ruth White in 1883, he had already been twice widowed, his previous wives both dying in childbirth. Finn and Ruth went on to have a large family.
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mermond Leon Speights,   b. 22 Dec 1891, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1985, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1913 
    Children 
     1. Ruth Dorine Speights,   b. 26 Nov 1914, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 2007, Brenham, Washington County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     2. Ruby Laverne Speights,   b. 3 May 1919, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 2014, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     3. Johnnie Mae Speights,   b. 6 Feb 1922, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 2007, Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Dec 1893 - Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Mar 1980 - Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    McLemore, Ruth Elvie ca 1915
    McLemore, Ruth Elvie ca 1915
    Husband of Mermond Leon Speights
    B. 1893 D. 1980
    _McLemore, Ruth Elvie
    _McLemore, Ruth Elvie
    Husband of Mermond Leon Speights
    B. 1893 D. 1980 Texas

  • Sources 
    1. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Texas, Sabine County, Pr 1 Enumerated 5 Jun 1900 SD 8 ED 68 Sheet 2A Stamped 93 22-23 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S336] The Sabine County Reporter, P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas (Published Weekly), (Founded in 1883, The Sabine County Reporter (USPS 474-660) is published once a week on Wednesday. The Reporter is Published by Sabine County Reporter, Inc. Postmaster: Send change of address to P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas 75948-0700. The Sabine County Reporter and The Rambler merged March 1, 1988. Member National Newspaper Association and Texas Press Association.), February 14, 2007, Page 9 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S336] The Sabine County Reporter, P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas (Published Weekly), (Founded in 1883, The Sabine County Reporter (USPS 474-660) is published once a week on Wednesday. The Reporter is Published by Sabine County Reporter, Inc. Postmaster: Send change of address to P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas 75948-0700. The Sabine County Reporter and The Rambler merged March 1, 1988. Member National Newspaper Association and Texas Press Association.).

    4. [S334] Rootsweb, Texas Death Records, 1964 thru 1998.

    5. [S341] Sabine County, Texas, Marriage License.

    6. [S434] Toole, Blanche "Sabine County Marriages 1875-1900 1900-1910 Prior to 1875" c. 1983.

    7. [S416] Casagranda, Kathy "Sabine Parish The 1850 Census with added Family Information" (May, 1999: P.O. Box 2195, Palmer, Alaska 99645), p 95 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1305] Clark, John W. "Some Descendants of William Clark of Sabine County, Texas" (American Reference Publishing Co., Ste. 262-250, Ridgleas Bank Building, Fort Worth, Texas 76116, c. 1971), (This book was complied by John William Clark, 1023 Harris Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 in honor of William Clark...information was obtained from family records and interviews with relatives having first hand knowledge of the facts; census records of South Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas; cemetery records and tombstone inscriptions; library books in Oklahoma City, Dallas, Austin, Hemphill, Lufkin and Nacogdoches, and letters from many interested people all over the country willing to help and be helped. A copy of this book was found by Trudy Cox at the Abilene Christina Unversity Brown Library and xeroxed by her, and a copy sent to Melinda McLemore Strong in San Antonio, Texas.), p. 45 (Reliability: 3).