|Birth: ||Apr. 9, 1919|
|Death: ||May 24, 2003|
Marthagene Bihn was born on 9 April 1919 in Beaumont, Texas, to Eugene Erastus Bihn and his wife, Sammie McGary. She was named after her mother's aunt, Martha McGary Foster (Martha-) and her father (-gene). She and her older sister, Agnes, were raised by their mother after their parents divorced during the Great Depression. They lived with their mother's uncle, Sam Foster; the girls worked at his boarding house and their mother worked at his print shop.
Marthagene met Alexander Dumas "Whip" Moore in Washington, DC, where she was working for the Draft during World War II. They were married, 3 March 1941, in DC, and lived in Beaumont where they raised two daughters, Eppie Sammie and Sally Ann Moore. Whip worked as a fireman for the Mobil Oil refinery.
Marthagene was widowed when Whip died in 1966. She married second widowed Edgar Imon Rutledge, 3 May 1968, in Vidor, Texas, and helped raise his youngest daughter, Donna. Edgar also worked as a fireman for Mobil Oil. They retired to Liberty Hill, Texas, where they taught Sunday school for several years before returning to Vidor.
Marthagene Bihn Rutledge died, 24 May 2003, aged 84, in Vidor. Funeral services were held at Maple Crest Baptist Church in Vidor, where Edgar and Marthagene were members. She was buried with her sister and grandparents in the Bihn family plot at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont.
Eugene Erastus Bihn (1892 - 1976)
Sammie McGary Bihn (1896 - 1938)
Alexander Dumas Moore (1915 - 1966)
Edgar Imon Rutledge (1913 - 2001)
Laura Agnes Bihn Terry (1917 - 2004)*
Marthagene Bihn Rutledge (1919 - 2003)
MARTHAGENE BIHN RUTLEDGE
APR. 9, 1919
MAY 24, 2003
Created by: meet Virginia
Record added: Feb 21, 2009
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