The Independent Record (Helena, Montana) Oct. 16, 1944 page 2
in his to to 55 Sunday. f o u r the Belgrade Pioneer Passes Away In Oregon City Mis. Gelia Rutledge Is Taken by Illness on Coast Bozeman, Oct. 16.--Mrs. Rutledge, a resident of Belgrade in the early years of the died recently in Portland, Ore. She was born in Livermore, May 5, 1870. She married A. Rutledge in 1897. The family came to Montana 1905 and settled in Belgrade. They removed to Bozeman eight years later. Mr. Rutledge died here in 1931. His widow soon after to Portland to reside with her son, Hart. Mrs. Rutled^s was an early- day worker in the PEO and prominent in the affairs of the Presbyterian church. Surviving are the son, Hart Rutledge, now in the navy; daughters, Mrs. Kent Erwin Forest Hills, 111., and Mrs. Howard Howard Brissenden of Effingham, 111., and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held here. Burial was in Springhill cemetery.