514. Hugh Toliver Rutledge
was born on 6 Feb 1882 in Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas.
(165) He appeared on the census on 23 Apr 1910 in Precinct #1, San
Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas.(809)
He appeared on the census on 7 Jan 1920 in Precinct #1, Irion County, Texas.
(810) He died on 4 May 1929 in Sonora, Sutton
County, Texas.(811) He was buried in
Sonora Cemetery, Sonora, Texas. Mr. Rutledge ran a cafe in Sonora, Texas. An
ad from the Sonora paper read:
Short Orders, Fish and Oysters In Season
Extras on Sunday
HUGH RUTLEDGE, Proprietor, Sonora, Texas
[From the Devil's River News, 1926]
According to Jo-Ann E. Palmer of the Sutton County Historical Society, two older
residents of that County (88 and 94 years old in 1994) said "The Rutledge
Cafe had good food, great coffee, and was real clean".
More information on the descenants of Hugh Rutledge can be obtained from:
"Courtney Duke" <email@example.com>
He was married to Birdie Muckelroy (daughter of Patrick
Muckelroy and Willie Mae Martin) in 1903 in Sherwood, Irion
County, Texas. Birdie Muckelroy was born on 11 Feb
1883 in Lavaca County, Texas. She appeared on the census on 10 Apr 1930 in Sonora,
Sutton County, Texas.(812) She died
on 26 Oct 1970 in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas.
(813) She was buried in Sonora Cemetery, Sonora, Texas.
From the San Angelo Newspaper, October 28, 1970:
Rutledge services slated in Sonora
SONORA (STNS) - Services for Mrs. Birdie Rutledge, 87, sister of a San Angeloan
have been tentatively set for Wednesday in the First Methodist Church here under
the direction of Ratliff-Kerbow Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sonora Cemetery.
Mrs. Rutledge died at 1 p.m. Monday in a San Angelo nursIng home after a long
illness. San Angelo arrangements were handled by Robert Massie Funeral Home.
She was born Birdie Muckleroy Feb. 11, 1883 and was married to Hugh T. Rutledge
in 1904 in Sherwood. He died in 1929.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Gwen) Wardlow of Sonora, Mrs. Hurbert
(Blanche) Blackwell of El Paso and Mrs. Evelyn Russell of Colorado Springs, Colo.;
a brother, Herbert L. Muckelroy of San Angelo; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
From the Sonora Newspaper:
Mrs. Rutledge Last Rites Held At Methodist Church
Mrs. Birdie Rutledge, 87, died in a Tom Green County nursing home after a lengthy
She was born Birdie Muckleroy February 11, 1883 and was married to Hugh T. Rutledge
in 1904 in Sherwood. He died in 1929. The Rutledges operated a cafe here for
many years, and after his death, Mrs. Rutledge continued to operate the business.
It was located in the building now occupied by Sonora TV, and was known as Rutledge
Cafe. Mrs. Rutledge closed the cafe in the early 1940's.
Survivors include three daughters and they are Mrs. Hubert (Blanche) Blackwell
of El Paso; Mrs. Evelyn Russell of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Mrs. Jack (Gwen)
Wardlaw. She is also survived by a brother, Herbert L. Muckleroy of San Angelo;
eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p. m. at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. John
Weston, officiating. San Angelo arrangements were handled by Robert Massie Funeral
Home, and local arrangements by Ratliff-Kerbow Funeral Home, who directed the
burial service in Sonora Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Hub Hale, Dan Cauthorn, Bill Savell, Jimmy H. Harris, W. B.
McMillan and John Fields.
Named as honorary pallbearers were Dr. J. F. Howell, Bryan Hunt, Mack Cauthorn,
Ernest McClelland, Cleve Jones, Lewis Stockton, Bailey Renfroe and Joseph VanderStucken.
Mrs. Birdie Rutledge, 87, of Sonora died Monday afternoon in a San Angelo nursing
home after a long illness. Mrs. Rutledge was the mother of Mrs. Evelyn Russell
of Colorado Springs, Colo., former Ozonian and widow of George Russell; former
Crockett County Clerk. Funeral services were held in Sonora Wednesday.
Hugh Toliver Rutledge and Birdie Muckelroy had the following children:
Robbie Blanche Rutledge.
Margaret Evelyn Rutledge.