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

Thanks so much to each who acknowledged my parents' anniversary 31 Dec. Special thanks to:
Missing*U*Always ~ Loving*U*Forever

My mother, Ruby "Louise" Smith, was born on her daddy's family farm in Barren County, Ky. 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 1937 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. In '81 she remarried, to a grade school friend, who also preceded her in death. As suggested by F.A.G., her name is listed here as shown on her gravestone. She is buried alongside my father. She was an only child.

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 [top right]. 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.

Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still loved, still missed, and very dear

Much has changed since you've been gone
Thru ups and downs our lives move on
But as time rolls by, one thing stays true
We'll always have sweet memories of you
   -Author Unk

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
Find A Grave Memorial# 67715833
Ruby Louise <i>Smith</i> Hall
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Ruby Louise <i>Smith</i> Hall
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