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Ruth White

Female 1912 - 2000  (87 years)


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  • Name Ruth White  [1, 2
    Born 21 Nov 1912  Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Oct 2000  [6
    Buried Briarfield Cemetery, Orlando, Rockcastle, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I3905  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 24 May 2020 

    Father Alfred Franklin White,   b. 14 Apr 1880, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1952, Dayhoit, Harlan, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane Freeman,   b. 27 Feb 1880, Whitley County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1932, Kayjay, Knox, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1899  Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Notes 
    • A family story has it that they eloped and married in Tennessee, where the age to marry without parental consent was (allegedly) lower. But the actual record of their marriage shows this to be untrue. They were married by the Rev. Henry Patrick in Williamsburg, Whitley County, Kentucky, on 4 Jan 1899. The record includes two laid-in notes handwritten on small pieces of ruled paper. One reads "Jan the 4. 1899. We have no objection to Alfred White and Mary Freeman a mering [sic]. John Freeman, Stase Freeman". The other is substantially illegible, but it's clearly signed "J. N. White".
    Family ID F4170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 George Owens,   b. Abt 1903 
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F2268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Jonah Mullins,   b. 17 Mar 1911, Ida May, Lee, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1956, Lynch, Harlan, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Ruby Faye Mullins,   b. 15 Sep 1929, Harlan, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1997, Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Alfred F. Mullins,   b. 23 May 1931, Rockcastle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1974, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     3. Billie Jean Mullins,   b. Abt 1935, Kayjay, Knox, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 May 1997  (Age ~ 62 years)
     4. Robert Clarence Mullins,   b. 1940, Benito, Harlan, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1940, Dizney, Harlan, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F2667  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • She married her stepbrother. William J. Mullins was a son of her father's second wife, by her first marriage.

      Her father's 1942 draft card gives "Mrs. Ruth Mullins, Rhea, Ky." as the "person who will always know your address."

  • Sources 
    1. [S4183] "Jean Helton." Harlan (Kentucky) Daily Enterprise, 11 Apr 1994.

    2. [S2849] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, on ancestry.com.

    3. [S2144] Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1965, on ancestry.com., place only.

    4. [S285] Notes and records of Jeannette (White) Hayden (1935-living), mother of Patrick Nielsen Hayden., date and state only.

    5. [S4194] Find a Grave page for Ruth White Mullins., date only.

    6. [S4194] Find a Grave page for Ruth White Mullins.

    7. [S3485] Kentucky, county marriages, 1783-1965, on ancestry.com.