Mary Elizabeth Rutledge

Mary Elizabeth Rutledge
b. 4 December 1851, Clark County, Kentucky, to Isaac Archibald (1832-1863) and Millie Martin (Bradley) (1831-1904) Rutledge
d. 31 January 1934, Dighton Township, Lane County, Kansas

m. 1 January 1868, Hendricks County, Indiana
Lewis Richard West
b. 29 November 1839, Hendricks County, Indiana, to William and Sarah West
d. 11 November 1908, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

Children with Lewis Richard West:

  • Monte (b. abt. 1869)
  • Olive (b. 1870)
  • Osa Wesley (1871-1916) married Effie [–?–]
  • Venna (b. abt. 1873)
  • Millie (b. abt. 1876)
  • Alice Mary (1879-aft. 1930) married Reynard S. Stormont
  • Cordelia (abt. 1881-aft. 1910) married Newton J. Ezell/Exell
  • Andrew Franklin “Frank” (1884-1966) married Zella Fern Wilcox
  • Roy E. (1887-aft. 1920) married Ethel J. [–?–]
  • Octavia (b. abt. 1889)

Mary’s family moved from Clark County, Kentucky, to Lizton, Hendricks County, Indiana, between 1851 and 1853. Mary and husband Lewis moved to Miami County, Kansas, 1870-1880, then to Dighton Township, Lane County, Kansas, by 1885, and to Garden City, Finney County, Kansas, around 1901.

Lewis served as a Private in Company E of the 148th Indiana Infantry during the Civil War. After Lewis’ death, Mary moved in with son Frank, then with her daughter Alice Mary. Lucy Margaret (Rutledge) Faussett, Mary’s sister, later settled just a few counties away, and family tradition says that the two sisters came back to Indiana periodically to visit.

Submitted by:
Meredith Thompson
Avon IN
E-mail: mere@augustmoondesign.com

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