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Ruth Mitchell

Female 1917 - 2008  (91 years)


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  • Name Ruth Mitchell  [1
    Born 3 Mar 1917  San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 Sep 2008  San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 2 Oct 2008  Liberty Hill Cemetery, Bland Lake, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • The San Augustine Tribune
      Thursday, October 2, 2008, Page 10

      Ruth M. Rawson

      Ruth M. Rawson, 91, of San Augustine died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center in San Augustine.

      Mrs. Rawson was born March 3, 1917, to J. Lon and May Mitchell in San Augustine. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene B. Rawson, Jr.; brothers, Charles Mitchell, Joe Mitchell, Edward Mitchell and Maurice Mitchell. She is survived by one brother, Howard Mitchell and his wife Rachel of San Augustine; sisters-in-law, Iris Mitchell of Milam and Martha Mitchell of Pineland; one brother-in-law, Frank Rawson and his wife, Jan of Orange, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

      Mrs. Rawson retired from West Orange-Cove Consolidated School District in Orange, Texas, after 45 years of teaching. Her teaching career began at White Rock and Chinquapin Schools in San Augustine County. She and her husband moved to Orange in 1944 where she continued to teach in the Orange School District. Mrs. Rawson received her B.A. degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and her M.A. degree from the University of Houston where she also did graduate work. She held teachers, elementary, high school, supervisory and superintendente certificates and was a member of all state and national organizations and lifetime P.T.A. member. Mrs. Rawson also served as Orange County Supervisor for several years at Mauriceville, Orangefield, and Bridge City Schools and was instrumental in the formation of the Early Childhood and Kindergarten programs in the Orange School District. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Orange where she served as Church School Superintendent and was an Elder. She was active in the Retired Teachers Associaton and the Kiwanas Club. The Kiwanas presented her with their highest award, the George F. Hixson Award, for the work she did in that organization.

      In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Association.

      Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Sau Augustine with Dr. Sam Wyman officiating.

      Obituary can be viewed online and condolences may be left at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.

      Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, October 2008)

      A nearly identical version of this obituary was published in the October 8, 2008 SABINE COUNTY REPORTER.
    Person ID I10314  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 28 May 2016 

    Father Joe Lon Mitchell,   b. 12 Jan 1891, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1966, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Mary "Mae" Hines,   b. 8 Nov 1895,   d. 2 Jul 1981, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1914  San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F8630  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

    Family Eugene Bryan Rawson, Jr.,   b. 11 Apr 1919, San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1998, Orange County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F4582  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Mar 1917 - San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S342] San Augustine Tribune, weekly, 807 E. Columbia, San Augustine, TX, (San Augustine Tribune, USPS No. 479-040, Published every Thursday at 807 E. Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas 75972 Stephen Hays & Arlan Hays, Publishers. Postmaster: Change of Address notice should be made at P.O. Box 539, San Augustine, Texas 75972. The Tribune is a continuation of the Texas Chronicle moved from Galveston to San Augustine in 1837 and published as the Redlander.), Thursday, October 2, 2008, Page 10 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S327] Dore, Barbara Yancey (RootsLady@rootslady.com) "Southeast Texas Regional Gedcom Project" http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=bydore_1, (Dore, Barbara Yancey "Southeast Texas Regional Gedcom Project"; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=bydore_1 ; Updated Tue Feb 24 22:17:40 2004 This Gedcom contains many regionally located but sometimes unconnected Southeast Texas persons. Some of the information has been collected during Barbara's past 35 years of family research. Many undocumented families in the area are included. ALWAYS verify!!).