|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1848|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1902|
Married in 1884
October 30, 1902
MRS. MARY F. RUTLEDGE
Died suddenly on Oct. 2nd, 1902, Mrs. Mary F.Rutledge, aged 53 years, 9 months and 15 days. She was the daughter of J.B. and Mary L. Blackerby, and was born in Shelby county Alabama but moved to this section of the country, now Cleveland County, in 1849, and continuously resided in the same neighborhood in peace and harmony with all her neighbors, respected by all who knew her. From her childhood to the day of her death there was never a charge brought against her good name nor a word detracting from her
character. She lived in a section of country overrun at times by both federal and confederate troops and was, as were her neighbors caused to suffer by the ravages of war and the unsettled condition of the business of the country. Not withstanding these, and other difficulties she so managed to support five small children, three were sisters, and two brothers who were left in her care at her mother's death in 1868. She educated them so as to creditably fill respectable positions in life.
In 1886 she was married to John C. Rutledge who survives her. The them were born three children two of whom are living.
Mrs. Rutledge was a true Christian whose every act showed a true conception of the golden rule and whose every thought was full of kindly consideration for those about her. "When the night dew that falls, though in silence it weeps,
Shall brighten with verdue the grave where she sleeps;
And a tear that we shed, though in secret it roll,
Shall keep her memory green in our souls"
John C Rutledge (1850 - 1926)*
Lena Rutledge Hartley (1887 - 1925)*
Created by: macw
Record added: Sep 09, 2010
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