Rutledge, Enos;obit; The Alexandria Times-Tribune, Oct. 13, 1915 Wed. pg 1

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Rutledge, Enos;obit; The Alexandria Times-Tribune, Oct. 13, 1915 Wed. pg 1 - ALD2?a,lAN , RUTLEDGE DIESTODAY Tolling of Fire...
ALD2?a,lAN , RUTLEDGE DIESTODAY Tolling of Fire Bell Heralds Depar r to e From This World of ' Oldest Councilman , ILL FOR OVER MONTH Attack of Organic Heart Trouble Prores Fatal Funeral Friday Afternoon at Home Councilman Enos Itutledge, age 71 years, retired; farmer and well known Alexandria citizen, expired this morning at "7:45 o'clock at his home on East Church Street after a' ling ering illness of organic heart trou ble. The tolling of the fire bell at the fire station; denoted the death of the oldest member of the official body of Alexandria. ' The lifo of Mr. Rutledge contain ed all the Interest usually found in the lives of Alexandria pioneers. He started life under adverse circumstances and conditions, but hit achievements wore many. Through his unaided efforts, liberal and fair dealings he earned the general ac knowledgments of being an honest ani: worthy cltiten and as such all Alexandria mourns his loss. Bora la Carolina. , Mr. Rutledge " was a native of North Carolina, v born February 18, 1844. At the.:.' age of sixteen Mr. Rutledge was left atherless, and he being thij oldest of seven children the responsibility' and care of the family devolved upon his shoulders. July 14, 1864, at the age of twenty, he left his home ter a future in Indiana. Ho first Settled in Jefferson county and later moved to Indianapolis, and from there' went to Winchester in 1872. For 'some time he was engaged as a farm laborer, and then went to Delaware county where he rented a saw mill which he conducted very successfully until Octo ber, 1874. Was a Merchant. In 1874 he came to Madison coun ty and took charge of a mercantile establishment at Oilman continuing in business there for two years when he opened a saw mill with Mr. J. W. Miller as a partner. From the pro ceeds of the mill and his dealings In live stock .Mr. Rutledge soon acquired a large and valuable farm near Oilman. ' Married In 1875. On August 31, 187S, Mr. Rutledge was married to Miss Emma J. Miller. To this vnlon four children were born, two of whom survive with the the winocf. Mr. Rutledgo retired from active work on the farm twelve years ago and moved to this city. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., at Gllman, i member of the Masonic fraternity, Alexandria lodge No. 235 and No. 478 B. P. O. E. Since moving to Alexandria h. has taken an active part in public affairs. Un til hla death he was councilman from the First ward. Mr. Rutledge is survived by a wife and two daughters. Miss Ruby Rut ledge, a daughter, was summoned home several days ago on account of the critical condition of her father. She was a teacher In the Pennvlile high school. Mrs. Charles Rathe, of Delaware county, Is tbo other sur viving daughter. Member Two Committee. When the administration of May or Wales was Inducted Into office Mr. Rutledge was selected by the mayor to fill two of the most Important positions in the council. He was a member of tho finance committee and the water works committee. He gave considerable of his time to the management of the city water works plant. The funeral service will be con ducted by the Rev. G. A. Little at the residence 214 East Church street, at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Interment will take place in the I. 0. O. F. cemetery. ; . -,

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