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Ruby Louise Smith Hall
Birth: Oct. 8, 1918
Barren County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 2009
Oldham County
Kentucky, USA

My Parents' Anniversary: Dec 31st.

Ruby "Louise" Smith was born on her daddy's family farm in Barren County, Ky. She would be an only child. Little more than a year later he found employment at L&N Railroad in Louisville. They moved from the farm to the big city where she would be schooled, married, and become a homemaker and mother. She and Daddy eloped New Year's Eve 1936 and kept it a secret for many months. (Only one member of the family guessed it, but said nothing: my blind Great Aunt Jett.) Daddy's job took us to Arkansas in 1958. She would be there about 15 years. After his death in '74 Mama moved back to Louisville to be near her parents who were by then retired. She is buried alongside my father, both in adjoining lots as her parents are buried. It's still 2nd nature to think to call her w/news or ask her something. We went on many "just us" long weekend trips together as my work allowed. Our goal was to visit each of Kentucky's 50+ State and Nat'l parks, and made many good memories trying.

The informant for Mama's DC incorrectly named Louisville as her birthplace. She was born in Barren County and lived there over a year before she and her parents moved to Louisville:

Kentucky, Birth Index, 1911-1999
Name: Ruby L Smith
Date of Birth: 8 Oct 1918
County: Barren
Mother's Name: Mallie Jackman
Volume Number: 157
Certificate Number: 78440
Volume Year: 1942

Home in 1920: Cave City, Barren, Ky
Race: White Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Buford Smith
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's name: Mallie B [Jackman] Smith
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Household Members:
Buford Smith 22
Mallie B Smith 21
Ruby L Smith 1 [1 2/12]

Home in 1930: Louisville, Jefferson, Ky
Street address: Harlan Ave.
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Household Members:
Buford Smith 33
Mallie Smith 32
Louise Smith 11

Big Thanks to SSBJ💔 for repairing the torn baby pic of my mother in her crib. What a surprise to find!! Not only did she magically repair the rip, but also other touch-ups that make this treasured old photo "safe" again. It printed out beautifully. Thank you again, Sweet Sue, for this Random Act of Kindness.

But O for the touch of a vanished hand,
And the sound of a voice that is still!
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Partial Obit:
RUBY LOUISE SMITH HALL, entered into eternal life Thursday, January 8, 2009. She was a long time active member of Victory Memorial Baptist Church and past president of the Buechel Woman's Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, Buford Y Smith and Mallie Jackman Smith; and the father of her children, Robert L Hall.

Courier-Journal (Louisville) 9 Jan 2009

Family links: 
  Buford Young Smith (1896 - 1977)
  Mallie Beulah Jackman Smith (1898 - 1993)
  Robert (Francis) Lee Hall (1916 - 1974)
Resthaven Memorial Cemetery
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
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Record added: Mar 31, 2011
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Ruby Louise <i>Smith</i> Hall
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