Autie Viola Stroud1

F, b. 8 February 1895, d. 27 August 1986
     Autie Viola Stroud was born on 8 February 1895 at Freestone County, Texas.1,2 She married Fred Barnett Richardson, son of John Whitney Richardson and Mary Louise Cobbs, before 1917.1 She died on 27 August 1986 at Freestone County, Texas, at age 91.1,3 She was buried on 28 August 1986 at Freestone County, Texas.1 Funeral Services were held Friday afternoon for Freestone county native Autie Viola Richardson, 91, who died last Wednesday. Mrs. Richardson was born Feb 8, 1895, in Freestone county and lived in Fairfield.
She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Richardson, who died March 30, 1983.
Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Pruitt officiating. He was assisted by Dr. Bryon Orand. Special music was provided by organist Frank O'Banion and Mr. and Mrs. Perry Orand who performed "Grace Greater Than Our Sins" and "Beulah Land".
Burial was at Antioch Cemetery in Fairfield.
Pallbearers were Morris Wald, Sid Stroud, John Stroud, Wiley Stroud, Ralph Thompson and Warren Stroud. Honary pallbearers were J.D. Harris, Peyton Awalt, Leonard Denton, Glen White, C.L. Mullen, Curtis Freeman, Hollis Lambert, and Albert York.
Mrs. Richardson is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gene Orand and Mrs. Mildred Burkhart, both of Fairfield; a son Newburn Richardson of Fairfield; three sisters, Mrs. Linwood Orand of Wimberly, Mrs. Minnie Youngblood of Dallas and Alma hughes of Gallup, N.M; a brother, Zack Stroud of Fairfield; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Arrangements were made by the Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.2

Children of Autie Viola Stroud and Fred Barnett Richardson


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Sallie B. Stroud1,2

F, b. circa July 1850
     Sallie B. Stroud was born circa July 1850 at Tennessee.1,3 She married Ashley T. Hessey, son of Reverend John Hewgley Hessey and Mary Murry, on 7 September 1867 at Franklin County, Tennessee.2


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Boyd Thomas Stuart1

     Boyd Thomas Stuart married Betty Louise Nuckles.1

Child of Boyd Thomas Stuart and Betty Louise Nuckles


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Joan Marie Stuart1

     Joan Marie Stuart is the daughter of Robert Lee Stuart and Lou Ellen Walters.1 She married Jeremy Wayne Mauer, son of Richard Edgar Mauer Jr. and Mary Ellen Kemper, on 28 October 1995 at Huntsville, Walker County, Texas; (or 12 Oct 1995.)1,2

Child of Joan Marie Stuart and Jeremy Wayne Mauer


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Robert Lee Stuart1

     Robert Lee Stuart is the son of Boyd Thomas Stuart and Betty Louise Nuckles.2 He married Lou Ellen Walters on 5 February 1971 at Polk County, Texas.1,3

Child of Robert Lee Stuart and Lou Ellen Walters


  1. [S92] Mary Ellen Dorsey, "Tandy's descendants", Pg. 4.
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Mabel Marie Stum1

F, b. 3 April 1904, d. 27 October 1980
     Mabel Marie Stum was born on 3 April 1904 at Indiana.1 She married Floyd Vernon, son of Charles Vernon and Florence E. Boles, on 24 June 1923 at Indiana.1 She died on 27 October 1980 at Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, at age 76.1


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Alice K. Sturges1

     Alice K. Sturges is the daughter of Rush Sturges and Elizabeth Hazard.1


  1. [S179] 1920 U.S. Census, "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 January 2018), Rush Sturges, Providence Ward 1, Providence, Rhode Island, United States; citing ED 162, sheet 8A, line 17, family , NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1676; FHL microfilm 1,821,676.

Benjamin Rush Sturges1

M, b. 4 December 1908, d. 6 December 1997
     Benjamin Rush Sturges was born on 4 December 1908 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.2,3,4 He was the son of Rush Sturges and Elizabeth Hazard.3 He married Sandol Stoddard, daughter of Carlos French Stoddard and Sandol Humphreys Milliken, on 2 September 1933 at USA.1,2 He began military service in 1941 at USA United States Naval Reserve.2 He ended military service in 1945 at USA; as a Commander in the United States Naval Reserve.2 He died on 6 December 1997 at Rhode Island at age 89.5

Paid Notice: Deaths STURGES, BENJAMIN R.

STURGES-Benjamin R. Dec. 6, 1997. Husband of Barbara L. Tate and the late Sandol Stoddard Sturges, and father of Rush Sturges, Dorothy Sturges and Sandol Harsch. Residence Saunderstown, R.I. Memorial service Wednesday 2 P.M. in Saint Peter's By The Sea Church, Narraganset, R.I. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Endowment Fund of South County Hospital Foundation, Kenyon Avenue, Wakefield, R.I., would be appreciated.

STURGES-Benjamin. The Volunteers and Staff of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) deeply mourn the death of our friend and colleague, Benjamin Sturges. From 1975-1980 he was a highly valued member of the PPFA Board which richly benefited from his fund raising acumen, sound business judgement, and passionately articulate leadership. A long-time advocate for the health and rights of women, he founded the PPFA Alumni Association in 1982 and was honorary board member of Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island, where he had been active since 1965. We send our sincere condolences to his family. Sharon Allison, Chairperson Gloria Feldt, Pres. Planned Parenthood Federation of America.6


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Benjamin Rush Sturges II1

     Benjamin Rush Sturges II is the son of Benjamin Rush Sturges and Mary DeForest Stoddard.1


  1. [S101] Sandol Stoddard, "Email from Sandol Stoddard," to Keith Hunter, dated 20 Aug 2010.

Dorothy Sturges1

     Dorothy Sturges is the daughter of Benjamin Rush Sturges and Mary DeForest Stoddard.1


  1. [S101] Sandol Stoddard, "Email from Sandol Stoddard," to Keith Hunter, dated 20 Aug 2010.