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Ruth Warters Webb
Birth: Feb. 29, 1896
Floyd County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1991
Crisp County
Georgia, USA

Ruth Warters was the eldest of six children born to Thomas Lassiter Warters (1863-1938) and Willie Mae (Gholson) Warters (1863-1938) of La Grange, North Carolina. The family settled in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia and was quite content there, with a tobacco plantation making fine cigars and rolling tobacco for cigarettes. Ruth's younger siblings were:
Agnes, b.1898, Jane, b.1900, Mary, b.1902, Thomas, b.1905, and Willie Louise, b.1908. Her parents felt a fine education was important to a woman as well as a man, and paid for college educations for all of their children but one, that one being Willie Louise, who had suffered a severe brain injury when she was young and had an accident with a street car. Ruth, Agnes, Jane and Mary all attended Shorter College in Rome, Georgia. Ruth and Agnes both became Mathematics teachers and married. Jane and Mary went on to receive their Masters and Doctorate degrees and taught as Professors at Universities of California and North Carolina. Neither of them married. Jane lived in Los Angeles, CA all of her adult life, a professor of Mathematics at UCLA until her retirement when she returned to Shreveport, LA, an area she had always loved for it's beauty. Mary received her Master's degree at Ohio State University and taught and conducted research in genetics, biology and science at Centenary College, Shreveport, LA. Thomas also graduated from college with a BA and went into business. Ruth married Robert Leon Webb, a career soldier who was stationed with the Army in the Army Air Corp, GA 357th Base Unit. They were blessed with three sons, Robert Leon Jr., b.Oct 24th, 1924, Lee Hampton III, b.March 31, 1928, and Thomas Warters b.1931. Thomas was a sickly child and was home taught by his mother; he lived much longer than was expected, living into adulthood and marrying. He and his wife had 2 sons. He died in 1970 when he was almost 40. Lee married a widow with a son, and they had one son of their marriage. Robert married Patricia and they had three daughters: Wendy, Kathie, and Nancy. Ruth's husband passed away in 1962 and was buried with full military honors at Sunnyside Cemetery, Cordele, Crisp Cty, Georgia. When Ruth passed away on Jan 2nd, 1991, she was also buried at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Crisp County, Georgia. If she had lived one more year, she would have lived 24 Leap years, but such was not to be. Since she was born on Leap Day, 1896, and died in 1991 at the age of 95, she lived only 23 and 3/4 Leap Year birthdays. But that doesn't really matter, because we celebrated her birthday every year when she was alive and continue to do so in our hearts, even though she's gone. Happy Birthday the day before yesterday, Grandmother. I love and miss you, still. We would have had a great Leap Year party! Written by her granddaughter, Kathie L.Webb Blair 
Family links: 
  Thomas Lassiter Warters (1863 - 1938)
  Willie Mae Gholson Warters (1873 - 1938)
  Robert Leon Webb (1897 - 1962)*
  Thomas Warters Webb (1931 - 1969)*
  Ruth Warters Webb (1896 - 1991)
  Agnes Warters Little (1898 - 1961)*
  Jane Warters (1900 - 1988)*
  Mary Warters (1902 - 1995)*
  Thomas Warters (1905 - 1974)*
  Willie Louise Warters (1908 - 1981)*
*Calculated relationship
Sunnyside Cemetery
Crisp County
Georgia, USA
Maintained by: Kathie L. Webb Blair
Originally Created by: Brenda A. Darbyshire
Record added: Jan 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63728955
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