Mrs Gertrude <I>Durden</I> Temples

Mrs Gertrude Durden Temples

Twin City, Emanuel County, Georgia, USA
Death 5 Sep 1964 (aged 75)
Vidalia, Toombs County, Georgia, USA
Burial Twin City, Emanuel County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 43320741 · View Source
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She married Dent Rountree Temples on her birthday, December 25, 1906. They were the parents of 13 children, 8 boys and 5 girls.

The following was written by her husband, Dent, after her death.

She was born on Dec. 25, 1888, of humble, but industrious, and godly parents (Eleazer John and Mary Jane Coleman Durden), and was reared on a farm.
She never attended college, but she was quite intelligent.
She never entered a beauty contest, although she was very beautiful, and attractive.
She never belonged to a woman's club or social, or civic organization.
She never played a game of Bridge.
She never earned a dollar at any public work.
She never registered to vote.
She never smoaked a cigarette, or used tobacco in any form.
Yet, when she died throngs of people among whom she was known gathered to pay homage to her memory. There was almost an unprecedented floral display at her funeral; many gifts were made in her memory.
Why all this honor to one so humble and unpretentious?
Like Biblical women of lod, she loved and respected her husband, and caused him to be a better man.
She faithfully fulfilled the highest calling of woman on earth: the bringing of children in to the world, and rearing them in all the virtues taught in the word of God. She was the very spirit of faithfulness in her home; making unlimited sacrifices for those she loved.
She loved the church, and in humility, faithfully kept its ordinances to the best of her ability, by the Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
She was neighborly and kind, and delighted to be helpful to others.
She was the very essence of patience in trouble, sorrow, and suffering, her death was very sudden, and peaceful, on September 5th 1964.
In Solomon's Proverbs, chapter 31, verses 25 to 31 is an apt description of her, which is as follows:
"Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates."
This woman, Mrs. Gertrude Durden Temples, was my wife; a gift from God. We lived happily together as companions for 57 years, 8 months, and 11 days. I'm very lonely without her, but often she seems to be very near.
Written by her husband,
Dent R. Temples

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 43320741
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Gertrude Durden Temples (25 Dec 1888–5 Sep 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43320741, citing Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Twin City, Emanuel County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by RainyandT (contributor 47028773) .