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Rutha Henry

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  • Name Rutha Henry 
    Born 1875  Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Ruth 
    Name Ruth Wilkes  [1
    Residence 1910  Oconee, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I15977  tng Genealogy

    Father Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F5754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elisha Leroy Wilkes,   b. 7 Jan 1876, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1943, Mount Vernon, Montgomery, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1896  Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Mary L Wilkes,   b. 1900, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Annie Wilkes,   b. 1906, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +3. Lee Otis Wilkes, Sr,   b. 31 Aug 1906, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1983, Emanuel, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     4. Carlton Wilkes,   b. 1912, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Carrie Wilkes,   b. 1919, Orland, Treutlen, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Family ID F5353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1875 - Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Feb 1896 - Laurens, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • She was the daughter of Alexander S. amd Elizabeth Branch Henry, granddaughter of John Emmett Henry and his first wife Martha, and of Rachel Branch, who gave birth to Nancy before becoming the second wife of John Emmitt Henry. Great grand daughter of David and Charity Hagan Branch. Ruth Henry Wilkes, a 10 year old daughter, and an infant, whose names are unknown, all were killed in a cotton-gin accident when the girl, holding the infant too close to the gin, allowed the infant to be caught in the machinery. In futile rescue efforts, both the girl and her mother also were pulled into the machinery. Buddy later married Ruth's younger sister, Rachel, by whom he had no children. Buddy, Ruth, and the two children are buried in unmarked graves in Mount Zion Cemetery near Rockledge, next to Rachel's grave, which is marked.
      SOURCE: Ernie Wilkes edwilkes@yahoo.com

  • Sources 
    1. [S356] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Year: 1910; Census Place: Oconee, Laurens, Georgia; Roll T624_199; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 110; Image: 339.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&h=3582649&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    2. [S153] Internet, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWHG-7ZW
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWHG-7ZW.
      E. L. Wilkes, "Georgia, Marriages, 1808-1967"
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      groom's name: E. L. Wilkes
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      bride's name: Ruthy Henry
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      marriage date: 02 Feb 1896
      marriage place: , Laurens, Georgia
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      indexing project (batch) number: M71317-4
      system origin: Georgia-EASy
      source film number: 410106
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      Citing this Record

      "Georgia, Marriages, 1808-1967," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWHG-7ZW : accessed 03 Dec 2012), E. L. Wilkes and Ruthy Henry, 02 Feb 1896.