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Rutha Triphene White

Rutha Triphene White

Female 1859 - 1939  (79 years)

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  • Name Rutha Triphene White  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 27 Dec 1859  Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Jun 1939  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 9
    Buried Gravel Hill Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • According to her obituary, Ruth White McLemore "slipped in her home in Hemphill, and fractured her left thigh on June 2nd.  She was carried to . . . hospital in Jasper (and then) transferred here to the home of her son, Mr. V.E. McLemore of San Augustine, where she passed away on June 11, 1939. She was born December 27, 1859 at Hemphill. She joined the Baptist church when a young girl and was a faithful Christian worker all of her life. She married to J.F. McLemore on December 13, 1883 and was the mother of eight children, four boys and four girls. Six children survive: namely V. E. McLemore, San Augustine; Earnest and Ira McLemore, Miss Mellie McLemore, and Mrs. Herman Commack of Gravel Hill, and Mrs. Mermon Speights of Hemphill. She is also survived by seventeen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. In addition to relatives, local people attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Read, Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Jacks, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Clark, Mr and Mrs W.F. Stephenson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burkhalter, Mrs. Rosalie Polly, W.L. Polly, Mr. and Mrs. Rob Horn, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Mitchell, Mrs. E.M. Boyett, Theo Boyett and others."

      Melinda McLemore Strong has a maroon and white quilt made by Ruth circa 1880. At Ruth's death, the quilt was passed on to her daughter Millie. Millie added a calico border to the quilt edges which had apparently frayed. At Millie's death, the quilt was passed to her older brother, Vessie McLemore. After Vessie and Nina died, Evon McLemore Tisdale used the quilt. She later gave it to her niece, Melinda McLemore Strong.
    • (Research):Triphene is a "pseudo-classical" name, often whimsically given to the third child in a family.
    Person ID I60  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Henry Strickland White, Sr,   b. Abt 1812, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1886, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Mary Etta "Polly" Vardeman,   b. 22 Sep 1820, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1898, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Aft 1856  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 10, 11, 12
    Family ID F65  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 11 Dec 1883  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 13, 14
    Children 
     1. Vessie Eugene McLemore,   b. 1 Feb 1885, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1952, San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Rufus Finerel McLemore,   b. 11 Jul 1886, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1912, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     3. Ernest Edward McLemore,   b. 20 May 1889, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1963, San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Mary Melvine "Mellie" McLemore,   b. 10 Feb 1891, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1970, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Rutha Elvie McLemore,   b. 4 Dec 1893, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1980, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Ira Henry Strickland White McLemore,   b. 29 Jan 1896, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1970, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Henrietta McLemore,   b. 28 Jan 1899, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1899, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Emma Lelee McLemore,   b. 22 Jul 1900, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1981, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    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.
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2012 
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Dec 1859 - Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Dec 1883 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jun 1939 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gravel Hill Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    White, Ruth Triphene
    White, Ruth Triphene
    Wife of Finn McLemore
    B. 1859 Texas D. 1939 Texas
    Ruth's father lost his first two wives to childbirth, Ruth and her brother being born during his third marriage. Her husband, Finn McLemore, lost his first two wives to childbirth as well. Ruth and her husband must have been overjoyed that she remained healthy and strong after each of their eight children were born. This photo appears to have been taken on the porch of a dog-trot style home, and it appears that two of her grandsons are in the shadows behind her.
    _White, Ruth Triphene
    _White, Ruth Triphene
    Wife of John "Finn" McLemore
    B. 1859 Texas D. 1939 Texas
    McLemore, John Finn ca 1912 and family
    McLemore, John Finn ca 1912 and family
    Finn and Ruth at the funeral of their son, Rufus, in 1912. Ruth's face is hidden by her bonnet, and bowed in grief. Finn sits besides her, a slight man with a white beard. To Ruth's left is her daughter-in-law, Nina, and to Finn's right are his remaining sons. Their daughters were seated to the far left and not visible in this extract from the larger photo.

    Headstones
    McLemore, Ruth (White)
    McLemore, Ruth (White)

  • Sources 
    1. [S352] Schluter, Helen Gomer "1860 Census of Sabine County Texas with Civil War Records".

    2. [S431] Toole, Blanche "1870 Census Sabine County, Texas".

    3. [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).

    4. [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).

    5. [S346] Sanders, J.B. "Index to Cemeteries of Sabine County, Texas 1836-1964", 1964, Nacogdoches, Texas.

    6. [S352] Schluter, Helen Gomer "1860 Census of Sabine County Texas with Civil War Records", She is listed as age 6/12. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S431] Toole, Blanche "1870 Census Sabine County, Texas", She is listed as age 10. (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, instead shows date of birth as 17 Dec 1859 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S244] Obituary for McLemore, Ruth White (undated, unsourced newspaper clipping).

    10. [S220] Minutes 1858-1890 First Baptist Church Hemphill, Texas Transcribed by Di Ann Vick, Ericson Books, 1982.

    11. [S349] Schluter & Toole, "1850 Sabine County, Texas Census with Added Family Information and Corrections" c. 1979.

    12. [S430] Toole & Speights "1880 Population Census Sabine County, Texas".

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

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