Interviewer: Anna Pritchett Person Interviewed: America Morgan Location: Indiana Place of Birth: Ballard County, Kentucky Date of Birth: 1852 Place of Residence: 816 Camp Street Federal Writers’ Project of the W.P.A. District #6 Marion County Anna Pritchett 1200 Kentucky Avenue FOLKLORE MRS. AMERICA MORGAN-EX-SLAVE 816 Camp Street America Morgan was born in a log house, daubed with dirt, in Ballard County, Kentucky, in 1852, the daughter of Manda and Jordon Rudd. She remembers very clearly the happenings of her early life. Her mother, Manda Rudd, was owned by Clark Rudd, and the “devil has sure got him.” Her father was
Interviewer: Lauana Creel Person Interviewed: John Rudd Location: Evansville, Indiana Place of Birth: Springfield, Kentucky Date of Birth: December 25, 1854 Age: 83 Ex-Slave Stories District #5 Vanderburgh County Lauana Creel TOLD BY JOHN RUDD, AN EX-SLAVE “Yes, I was a slave,” said John Rudd, “And I’ll say this to the whole world, Slavery was the worst curse ever visited on the people of the United States.” John Rudd is a negro, dark and swarthy as to complexion but his nose is straight and aqualine, for his mother-was half Indian. The memory of his mother, Liza Rudd, is sacred to
J.W. Rudd, farmer in Union Township was born in 1838, in Va.; moved to Harrison County in 1870 with his father. Wm T. Rudd, and located at Logan, where they engaged in furniture and undertaking business, which they continued eleven years; then sold to T.J. Buchanan. He was city councilman three years, and is a member of the A.O.U.W., I.O.O.F., and A.F. & A.M. lodges. He married Sarah C. Sprinkel, of Amsterdam, Va., and has two sons and two daughters.
Rudd, William Cullen; grocer; born, Cleveland, July 22, 1845; son of Charles and Esther Lacey Rudd; educated in Cleveland schools; married. Cleveland. Oct 17. 1872, Mary Rockefeller; two children living, Frank H., and Mrs. Edward A. Roberts; pres. the Chandler & Rudd Co. Favorite recreations are Golf and Motoring.
Rudd, George A.; sec’y and treas. the Chandler & Rudd Co.; born, Cleveland, Sept. 2. 1852; educated in the Cleveland public schools, and started as bookkeeper with the Chandler & Rudd. Co. in 1870; when the firm was incorporated, in 1889, was made sec’y and treas.; member Chamber of Commerce; pres. Retail Merchants’ Board of Cleveland; Republican; member East End Baptist Church.
La Grande, Oregon Lee L. Rudd, 81, of La Grande, died Jan. 8 at his home. A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, with committal and burial to follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Viewing will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Mr. Rudd was born Feb. 17, 1925, to Oscar Lewis and Marie Elizabeth Haggerty Rudd in Craig, Colo. After graduation, he started doing farm work. He worked his way to Oregon in 1941 where he was a farmhand for the Dick Hibberd
WILLIAM P. RUDD IN THE field of professional, educational and political labor, and as possessing the genuine qualities of a true manhood, no young man amongst us is entitled to a higher place in the estimation of his fellow-citizens than William P. Rudd, member of the law firm of Messrs. Harris and Rudd. Born in Albany on the 9th of June, 1851, he has always continued to reside here, manifesting a strong love for his native city and its cherished institutions, whose welfare he has ever at heart. His father, William T. Rudd, a man well acquainted with business matters
HENRY R. RUDD was born July 15, 1842, in Todd County; he is a son of Richard and Lavina (Francis) Rudd, who are natives of Kentucky, and now living in this precinct. Henry R. enlisted in 1861, in Company F, Twenty-fifth United States Kentucky Infantry. This regiment was afterward consolidated with the Seventeenth Infantry; he was then transferred to Company D. After serving eighteen months he was discharged on account of sickness caused by exposure and from the effects of which he has suffered more or less since, which is gradually impairing his health, and leaves him in poor hope