James Family Archives

 

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Children of Vera Blanche James (1892-1989) of Hunt County, Texas and Felix Hardy Rutledge (1891-1941):

1.   Velma Cleone Rutledge:  born June 9, 1912 in Merkel, Taylor County, Texas; married February 1, 1931 in Jones County, Texas to Orvin Leon Robinson (1908-1988); died September 15, 1986 (aged 74) in Trent, Taylor County, Texas; buried at Trent Garden of Memories Cemetery, Trent, Taylor County, Texas; known children include:  Jerry Lynn Robinson, Joanne Robinson and Janie Monette Robinson.

2.   Dorothy Jo Rutledge:  born October 4, 1923 in Merkel, Taylor County, Texas; first marriage in Trent, Taylor County, Texas to Jack C. Watkins (1928-1988); second marriage in Bayton, Harris County, Texas to J.D. Rodgers (1924-2006), son of Dewey Whitman Rodgers and Lola Mae Harrison; died September 19, 1995 in Baytown, Harris County, Texas; buried at Trent Garden of Memories Cemetery; Trent; Taylor County, Texas; known children include:  Lynda Jane Rodgers Henry, Kathi Dianne Rodgers Ewell, and Larry Mack Rodgers.

3.   James Donald Rutledge:  born October 4, 1923 in Trent, Taylor County, Texas; married December 21, 1946 in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas to Irma Jean Rodgers (1929-); died November 20, 2019, in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas; buried at Trent Garden of Memories Cemetery in Trent, Taylor County, Texas;  known children include:  James Weldon “Rusty” Rutledge and Donna Lee Rugledge Lawrence.

4.   Alvis Weldon Rutledge:  born June 30, 1926 in Post, Garza County, Texas; first marriage August 17, 1954 in Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho to Jerry Bloxham (1931-); second marriage March 1999 in Congress, Yavapai County, Arizona to Sandra Lee McCullough; died July 12, 2007 (aged 81) in Paulden, Yavapai County, Arizona; buried in Chino Valley Cemetery, Chino Valley, Yavapai County, Arizona; known children include: Sandy Ann Rutledge and Marty Lynn Rutledge.
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Notes:

Vera Blanche James (1892-1989) was the daughter of Braxton Leftrich James (1864-1923) of Fannin County, Texas and Flora Alice Johnson (1874-1960).

James Donald Rutledge (1923-2019) graduated from Trent High School in Taylor County, Texas. Donald competed in amateur rodeos, worked on ranches, and trained cutting horses since he was 16. He was quoted as saying, “All I’ve ever wanted to do is ride a horse”. Donald was a member of the National Cutting Horse Association, the West Texas Cutting Horse Association, and the Ranch Horse Association of America. He was also a member of Wylie Baptist Church.

Sources:

Family Records of Marty Rutledge of Loveland, Colorado, son of Alvis Weldon Rutledge (1926-2007).

Obituary of James Donald Rutledge (1923-2019) published by the Hamil Family Funeral Home of Abilene, Texas.

Velma Cleone (Rutledge) Robinson (1912-1986), Find a Grave Memorial, ID No. 24248146, by Janie Healer Davis, added January 29, 2008.

Dorothy Jo (Rutledge) Watkins (1923-1995), Id., Memorial ID No. 24248287, by Janie Davis, added January 29, 2008.

James Donald Rutledge (1923-2019), Id., Memorial ID No. 204907794, by Marty Rutledge, added November 21, 2019.

Alvis Weldon Rutledge (1926-2007), Id., Memorial ID No. 20506492, by Kenneth D. Bogard, added July 18, 2007.

Photos:

James Donald Rutledge (1923-2019)
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Alvis Weldon Rutledge (1926-2007)
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Updated: January 9, 2021