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Mary Ruth Green

Mary Ruth Green

Female 1876 - 1960  (84 years)

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  • Name Mary Ruth Green 
    Born 11 Aug 1876  [1
    Gender Female 
    Birth 11 Dec 1876  Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Ruth was born to an extended Primitive Baptist family. Her family has sought to keep together and in touch to this day.
    Residence 1 Jun 1880  Revilee, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farm house 
    • Thomas was 38 and Mary was 26. The children at home were: Phraba, 9 years old, and who had attended school; Sarah, 6 years old; Mary R. 3; and Laura 1 years old.
    Census Page
    Census Page
    Reville, Logan County, Arkansas
    Education Abt 1890  [4
    Grade School 
    • Mary completed 8 school grades.
    Residence 1 Jun 1900  Revilee, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmhouse 
    • Thomas was 58 and Mary was 47. They had been married 32 years and had given birth to 12 children of which 11 were still alive. All in the family home could read and write except the youngest two.
      Mary was 22 years old.
      Laura was 21.
      Lewis was 18.
      Harvey was 17.
      Belva was 14.
      Aaron was 12.
      Martha was 11.
      Joanneah was 8 and not in school;
      and Thomas was 5.
    Census page, Revilee, Arkansas, page 13A
    Census page, Revilee, Arkansas, page 13A
    Residence 15 Apr 1910  Long Ridge Road, Revilee, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmhouse 
    • Albert Douthit was 34 years old and Ruth was 33. Albert was on his second marriage, and Ruth was on her first. They had been married for five years and had given birth to three children: Rubie, four years; Thomas J., two; and Ratha, one year old.
    Census page, Revilee, Arkanas, 3A
    Census page, Revilee, Arkanas, 3A
    Residence 1917  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Puffer's Place 
    • Moved to the south of what was Long Ridge Road (now Hwy 10), between Magazine and Blue Mountain. Here the last child, Doyle, died.
    Residence 1918  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Maxwell farm 
    • When George donated his farm to the army, the family had to move to the Maxwell farm to live. This farm was in what was called Big Hollow, which was about a half mile from Puffer's place. This time period was extremely rough on the young family. With no farm, no income, and a husband seriously injured, Ruth tried to pick berries to sell in order to buy ducking (cheap simple weave cotton cloth) and shoes for the children. Ruth's father died, and her baby, Doyle also died.
    Residence 1920  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Old "Union" place 
    • Farm was a few hundred feet north of Long Ridge Road and the Puffer's place. The neighbor was considered the biggest liar outside of Washington, D.C.! The children worked very hard, long days, trying to run the farm, and as hired-out "adult" workers to others (meaning they had to guarantee to keep pace with the adults for "adult" pay).
    Residence 1922  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Cycle Place 
    • The Cycle place was between Paris and Magazine, a few hundred feet west of what is now State Highway 109. The children hoed, picked and loaded cotton, corn and other crops.
    Residence 1923  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Pool Place 
    • Family lived a few hundred feet north of what is State Route 10 between Booneville and Magazine.
    Residence 1925  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Uncle Harvey Green's farm 
    • Farm was a few miles north-east of Magazine. Albert's child abuse was severe. The boys would work hard all day, and then be kept awake and punished at night.
      The family planted several 20 acre plots of cotton, which produced well, but without any pesticides like DDT, the boll weevils destroyed the harvest. The possible profit that could have saved the family economically, instead turned to a real disaster, and left the family at the point of starvation.
    Residence 1926  Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Albert taken to Insane Asylum 
    • Albert came home and was furous, wanting to break things up. He also wanted to adopt Opal out to the Browning family. He beat up the whole family, and was put way in a jail or asylum for the first time. Aunt Louvina (sister-in-law) and daughter Ossa Douthit came over afterwards and talked with Ruth about things after the boys were in bed. Thomas (about age 16) was put in charge of things, but the family suffered greatly, moving from extreme poverty to starvation, since the boll weevils destroyed the crops.
    Arkansas State Hospital
    Arkansas State Hospital
    From the Arkansas History Commission;
    ©2010 The Central Arkansas Library…
    Residence 1926  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Uncle Tom Green's farm 
    • The family lived on Uncle Tom Green's farm, which was about a mile from Uncle Harvey Green's farm. Thomas was mostly in charge, Albert was gone, and the boll weevil continued to destroy the cotton harvest, locking the family in ongoing starvation and absolute destitution.
    Residence 1928  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farm owned by Uncle Elisha Wann 
    • The farm was about a half mile north of Long Ridge Road and three or four miles east of Magazine. Glynn now had the responsibility of caring for his mother, even though he was only about 13. Glynn also found that supporting his mother involved supporting at least one if not two of his older brothers as well! Opal dropped out of school to farm, but things did not work out for him. Glynn stayed in school, so he had a busy day!
    Residence 1930  Arkansas State Hospital, Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Albert released from State Hospital 
    • The family was told that Albert had been released on good behavior, but Ruth would not live with him anymore. A schoolteacher, Mr. Davis, went to the authorities on behalf of the family and Albert was returned to the insane asylum.
    Arkansas State Hospital
    Arkansas State Hospital
    From the Arkansas History Commission;
    ©2010 The Central Arkansas Library…
    Residence 1 Apr 1930  Revilee, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmhouse 
    • Ruth M. Douthit was 53 years old, and listed as widowed (husband was locked away). She was living in the farmhouse with five of her children: Ratha, 21; Asa, 19; Ecil, 17; Opal, 15; and Glynn, age 13 years.
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 5B
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 5B
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 6A
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 6A
    Employment 1 Apr 1930  Revilee, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    General Farmer 
    • Owned and operated own farm.
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 5B
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 5B
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 6A
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 6A
    Residence 1931  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Albert Escapes 
    • Albert Douthit and several others escaped and headed for Logan County, where the family lived. The County Sheriff deputized Asa and Opal and told them to "Shoot and ask questions later." Asa stood guard at the front porch and Opal guarded the back. Albert did not show up.
    Residence 1932  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Farm house 
    • Family moved to the Burl Ladd farm. It was just south of the Long Ridge Road between Magazine and Blue Mountain.
    Residence 1932  [13
    Homeless 
    • Ratha had left home to work for a rich family (in oil). She sent back $10 a month to her mother, a big help, considering her mother and little brothers had lost their home to Thomas and his wife.
    Residence 1933  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 10
    Farmer without farm equipment! 
    • Opal returned home from Oklahoma, and found his mule team had been sold by Asa. In retaliation, he sold everything on the farm without Glynn or his mother knowing he was doing it. Glynn lost his hay baler, and the farm equipment they needed to farm. Opal squandered all the money on his girl-friend. Glynn and his mother were left completely destitute.
    Possessions Aug 1935  [14
    High Debts 
    • Ecil had acculuted such high debts that the creditors came to his mother and took everything she and Glynn had, leaving them totally destitute.
    Residence Sep 1935  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Thomas Douthit's farm 
    • After having lost all the household furniture and goods to Ecil Douthit's creditors, Glynn, who was bedridden due to severe rheumatism, and his mother, Ruth Douthit, had no choice but to move in with Thomas.
    Residence Abt 1940  Rio Linda, Sacramento, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moved to California 
    • Ruth Douthit moved in with her son Asa Douthit, possibly to help him with Robert, Asa's son.
    Residence 1 Apr 1940  Rio Linda, Sacramento, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farm House 
    • Asa Edwin Douthit was 29 and married (his estranged wife reported divorced). He owned a house on a farm that was worth $2000 (in 2011 this would be equal to about $126,000). At the house were:
      Robert G., 1
      Mary Ruth Douthit, 63, widowed
      Hal Gordon Oakden, 19, lodger
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Residence Abt 1945  Rio Linda, Sacramento, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moved in with son, Opal Douthit 
    Residence Abt 1946  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ruth Douthit moved in with her son, Glynn Douthit 
    • Unfortunately, those living today that remember her, don't remember much about her, except that her days in California were spent getting around with a crutch, and that she chewed tobacco.
    Family Gathering 24 Nov 1949  724 Leland Court, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Thanksgiving Dinner 
    • The California Douthits had Thanksgiving dinner together, including Ruth Douthit, her oldest daugher Ruby and husband, Victor Robinson, Asa and his son Bobby, Opal and his family and Glynn and his family.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Residence Abt 1950  724 Leland Court, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ruth Douthit moved in with daughter Ruby Robinson 
    • As her health declined, and Ruth Douthit needed more attention, she was taken in by her oldest daughter, Ruby Robinson. She lived several years with Ruby, laid up in bed, in their upstairs apartment.
    Family Gathering 2 Mar 1957  Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Ed & Leona Douthit wedding 
    • There was a church wedding at Temple Baptist Church, for Ed & Leona Douthit. Ed's Aunt Ruby and husband, Victor, and his grandmother, Ruth, who lived with Ruby & Victor, came to the wedding from Redding.
    Illness Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Osteoporosis 
    • Ruth had a problem with falling and breaking bones as she grew older, requiring the frequent use of a crutch. She might have had osteoporosis.
    Religion Reveille Primitive Baptist Church, Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Primitive Baptist 
    Address:
    Reveille Valley Road 
    • Primitive Baptists are those who seek to hold to the historic Baptist positions in theology and practice. They practice separation from the world, do foot washing at their services and use fermented grape juice for communion. They generally use the 1611 edition of the King James Version, reject musical instruments in worship, and do not have seminaries, Sunday Schools, or youth groups. Instead they seek to keep worship services simple, plain and untainted by worldly influences. Their dress and lifestyle is kept to a simple, elegant, and modest appearance.

      This strict Baptist influence was passed on to her children, although few of them remained in fellowship with the Primitive Baptist church, nor did they follow the strictness of their maternal heritage. However, the influence was there, and did guide them throughout their life.
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    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Name Mary Ruth Douthit 
    Name Ruth Douthit 
    FamilySearch ID# LDH8-SXR 
    Died 31 Dec 1960  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Evans Cemetery, Revilee, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Address:
    Evans Cemetery Road 
    • The funeral for Ruth was held in the Reveille Primitive Baptist Church in Arkansas, and was conducted by Elder B. Isaacs, Galia Lee Isaac's father. All the living children were in attendance and spent a few days together, staying at Thomas and Ruby Douthit's home.
    Person ID I725  MacomberKin | American Douthits
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2015 

    Father Thomas Benton Green,   b. 20 Jul 1841, Decatur, Meigs, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1921, New Blaine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Talley,   b. 8 Jan 1853, Dawsonville, Dawson, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1938, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Albert Douthit,   b. 7 Jan 1876, Bluffton, Yell, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1942, Veterans Administration Hospital, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1904  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • George and Ruth were 27 when they were married. The Green family were not aware of his reputation, but were very properly opposed to the marriage anyway, as time would prove.
    Children 
     1. Ruby Lee Douthit,   b. 25 Jun 1906, Perry, Perry, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1986, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. Thomas Jefferson Douthit,   b. 5 Sep 1907, Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1988, Oak Manor Nursing Center, Booneville, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +3. Ratha Jewel Douthit,   b. 6 Jan 1909, Revilee, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 2001, Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +4. Asa Edwin Douthit,   b. 10 May 1910, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1980, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Edward Ecil Douthit,   b. 16 May 1912, Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1945, Heimbach, Düren, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    +6. Opal Douthit,   b. 22 Jun 1914, Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 2000, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +7. Glynn Joseph Douthit,   b. 18 May 1916, Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1998, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     8. Doyle L. Douthit,   b. 11 Nov 1918, Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1919, Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart