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Ruth "Mumsie" Secord Arksey
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1898
Grant County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1998
Glynn County
Georgia, USA

JMA# 8575
Ruth's father built a sod barn and a small house on the land he won when the Cherokee Strip opened up in 1889. He added rooms to the house as his family grew. This is the home where Ruth was born and raised. She graduated from high school at McPherson, Kansas and college at Greenville, Illinois. Ruth married (eloped!) Laurence Arksey at Vandalia, Illinois on 25 May 1922. About 1926, with their infant son, they sailed from New York City to Lisbon, Portugal where they would prepare to be missionaries. At Mozambique, Africa, Ruth home schooled her children and taught literacy skills to African women and helped to improve family health. About 1946, Ruth and Laurence returned to America where he would pastor Presbyterian churches in Washington state until they retired in 1971. In 1972, they moved permanently to Georgia.
Biography added by JMA#4262611 on 29 November 2014.
-Spring 1998, The Historical Journal of the More Family 
Family links: 
  James Monroe Secord (1851 - 1936)
  Cora Bell Surface Secord (1868 - 1931)
  Laurence Manly Arksey (1898 - 1975)
  Arthur Leon Arksey (1926 - 2011)*
  Arthur Wellesley Secord (1891 - 1957)*
  Mildred Mabel Secord Wayman (1893 - 1977)*
  James Earl Secord (1894 - 1980)*
  Lucile Hazel Secord Warren (1896 - 1986)*
  Ruth Secord Arksey (1898 - 1998)
  Helen Gould Secord Cronic (1900 - 1993)*
  Fern More Secord (1903 - 1992)*
  Theodore Vernon Secord (1906 - 1984)*
  Opal Katherine Secord Rayner (1911 - 2002)*
  Philip Dean Secord (1914 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Missionaries in Christ
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
College Park
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Ruth's ashes were scattered over Laurence's grave. Garden of Saints, Lot 231B, Grave 1
Created by: Cindy Coffell
Record added: Mar 31, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 127208372
Ruth Mumsie <i>Secord</i> Arksey
Added by: Cindy Coffell
Ruth Mumsie <i>Secord</i> Arksey
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Added by: Danelle E. Johnson
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- John More Association
 Added: May. 27, 2014

- Cindy Coffell
 Added: Mar. 31, 2014

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