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 Ruth Stripling <I>Gentry</I> Meyer

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Ruth Stripling Gentry Meyer

  • Birth 17 Oct 1881
  • Death 14 Feb 1974
  • Burial Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 21178392

MEYER, Mrs. Nannie Ruth (H. C.) of Rockdale & Manor. Age 91. Died 2/14/1974 (Thursday) in Oak Crest Manor nursing home on Hwy. 290 east, near Manor, where she lived the past 15 years. Services held (Friday) at St.Thomas Episcopal Church, Rockdale. Burial in IOOF Cemetery, Rockdale.

She was BORN 10/17/1881 at Palestine, daughter of the late M/M. Wm. A. Gentry. Her husband, the late H.C. Meyer, died a number of years ago. During his lifetime in Rockdale, he was a member of the old firm of Henne & Meyer Co., which also had a hardware and implement store in New Braunfels. The firm was located in Rockdale in what is known as the Peebles Building. They were staunch civic and social leaders in Rockdale in earlier days and Mr. Meyer served in Rockdale as Mayor for several terms. Mrs. Meyer was active in civic work and town activities. Her husband was one of Central Texas greatest 'good roads' leaders and town boosters. Served several terms as member of the State Board of Control, appointed by Gov. Jim Ferguson.

SURVIVORS: 2 sons, Henry C. Meyer, Jr. of Granbury and Bruce G. Meyer of Austin; daughter, Mrs. Fenora Deputy of Austin; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.


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  • Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
  • Added: 26 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21178392
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Stripling Gentry Meyer (17 Oct 1881–14 Feb 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21178392, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sarah Locklin Taylor (contributor 46921363) .