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Monday, March 21, 2011

Amanuensis Monday - Christopher Shuford Humphries and Louise Anna Ruppe

Amenuensis Monday is a daily blogging prompt used by Geneabloggers.com to help them post content on their sites. An Amanuensis is a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. Amanuensis Monday is a daily blogging theme which encourages the family historian to transcribe family letters, journals, audiotapes, and other historical artifacts. Not only do the documents contain genealogical information, the words breathe life into kin. Here is my contribution today:

...William Humphries, Sr. married Elizabeth McCraw (Betsy McCraw) and they had a son named...
......Don Langdon John Humphries who married Clarinda Malissa Jones and they had a son named...
.........Christopher Shuford Humphries who married Louise Anna Ruppe and they had a daughter named...
............Macy Ora Humphries who married Birl Henderson Bridges and they had a daughter named...
...............Pauline Bridges who married Charles Delbert Harris and they had a daughter named...
..................Barbara Harris who married Chase Furnas and they had a daughter named...
.....................Anna, my sister-in-law, who married Stan's brother, Kenny Harris (not from the same Harris line)! Anna and Kenny have 3 sons named Evans, Aaron and Logan.

This story is for Anna, their sons (my dear nephews), and Anna's family.

Christopher Shuford Humphries was born 5/14/1858 in Cleveland County, NC to Don Langdon John Humphries (DOB: 3/1/1833 in NC; DOM: 12/6/1855 in Polk County, NC; DOD: 9/25/1915 in Cleveland County, NC) and Clarinda Melissa Jones (DOB: 7/1837 in North Carolina; DOD: 1908 in North Carolina). Christopher Shuford Humphreys married Louisana Ruppe (aka Louise Anna Ruppe, Louise Annie Ruppe, Louisiana Ruppe) between 1878-1879. Louise Ruppe was born 9/11/1860 in South Carolina to Rev. John Ruppe (1823-1910) and Annie McCraw (1824-1900).


1880 U.S. Census of Limestone Springs,  Spartanburg County,  South Carolina; Taken June 9, 1880 by John N. Torrence, Roll:  1240; Family History Film:  1255240; Page:  243D; Enumeration District:  144, Lines 27-31 "John Ruppe", Lines 34-35 "William Humphries", Lines 36-42 "Alvin B. Ruppe", Lines 43-47 "Shuford Humphries"
John Ruppe, Head, W(hite), M(ale), 57 yrs old (DOB 1823), Married, Farmer, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Annie Ruppe, Wife, W, F, 56 yrs old (DOB 1824), Married, Keeping House, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cannot read or write
Mary J. Ruppe, Daughter, W, F, 24 yrs old (DOB 1856), Single, At Home, Born in SC, Both parents born in NC
Joseph G. Ruppe, Son, W, M, 23 yrs old (DOB 1857), Single, At Home, "Idiotic" "Disease", Works on farm, Born in SC, Both parents born in NC, Cannot read or write
Henery E. Ruppe (sic), Son, W, M, 16 yrs old (DOB 1864), Single, Works on farm, Born in SC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
John and Mary E. Davis
William Humphries, Head, W, M, 26 yrs old (DOB 1854), Married, Farmer, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Sarah E. Humphries, Wife, W, F, 20 yrs old (DOB 1860), Married, Keeping House, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Alvin B. Ruppe, Head, W, M, 30 yrs old (DOB 1850), Married, Farmer, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Elizabeth Ruppe, Wife, W, F, 25 yrs old (DOB 1855), Married, Keeping House, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
John D. Ruppe, Son, W, M, 10 yrs old (DOB 1870), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Nancy A. Ruppe, Daughter, W, F, 8 yrs old (DOB 1872), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
James H. Ruppe, Son, W, M, 6 yrs old (DOB 1874), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Mary M. Ruppe, Daughter, W, F, 4 yrs old (DOB 1876), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Lula Ruppe, Daughter, W, F, 3 yrs old (DOB 1877), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Shuford Humphries, Head, W, M, 24 yrs old (DOB 1856), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in NC
Louisa Humphries, Wife, W, F, 18 yrs old (DOB 1862), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
William Humphries, Son, W, M, 2/12 mos old (DOB 1880), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Creesy Keller (also in Humphries household), W, F, 18 yrs old (DOB 1862), Marital Status is blank, Housekeeping, Cannot read or write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
John Keller, W, M, 6/12 mos old (DOB 12/1879), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
John R. and Elizabeth Godfrey and family


1900 U.S. Census of High Shoals,  Rutherford County,  North Carolina; Taken 6/14/1900 by Doctor J. Culbreth, Roll:  T623_ 1216; Page:  12A; Enumeration District:  139, Lines 12-17, "Humphries" (Ancestry.com does not have his first name because census enumerator wrote over his name making it illegible)
_________ Humphries, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born May, 1858, 42 yrs old, Married 21 yrs, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer, Can read and write, Rents his farm
Louisa A. Humphries, Wife, W, F, Born Sept, 1861, 38 yrs old, Married 21 yrs, 6 children with 4 still alive, Born in SC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
William L. Humphries, Son, W, M, Born April, 1880, 20 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write
Romeo Humphries, Son, W, M, Born Sept, 1883, 17 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write
Macia O. Humphries (sic), Daughter, W, F, Born Feb, 1886, Single, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write
Atta Humphries (sic), Daughter, W, F, Born March, 1888, 13 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write



1910 U.S. Census of Riverview St., Cliffside precinct, High Shoal, Rutherford County, North Carolina; Taken 4/19/1910 by Mary O. Melton, Roll: T624_1132; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0136; Image: 371; FHL Number: 1375145, Lines 24-31, "C.S. Humphries" and "B.H. Bridges"
C.S. Humphries, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 51 yrs old (DOB 1859), First marriage, Married 32 yrs (DOM 1878), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Outside manager of cotton mill
L.A. Humphries, Wife, F, W, 50 yrs old (DOB 1860), First marriage, Married 32 yrs, 6 children with 4 still living, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Claud Wilson (sic), Son-in-law, M, W, 26 yrs old (DOB 1884), First marriage, Married 1 yr, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Salesman in department store
Alta Wilson, Daughter, F, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1888), First marriage, Married 1 yr, 0 children, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC
Cabert McCraw, Boarder, M, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1893), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Weaver in cotton mill
B.H. Bridges, Head, M, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1886), First marriage, Married 3 yrs, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Weaver in cotton mill
Macy Bridges, Wife, F, W, 23 yrs old (DOB 1887), First marriage, Married 3 yrs, 1 child with 1 still living, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC (daughter of Christopher Shuford Humphries and Louise Anna Ruppe)
Odell Bridges, Son, M, W, 2 yrs old (DOB 1908), Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC



1920 U.S. Census of Cool Spring,  Rutherford County, North Carolina; Taken 114-15/1920 by Chas. Flack, Roll: T625_1321; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 157; Image: 715, Lines 44-50, "Christopher S. Humphries" and "Burwell H. Bridges"
Christopher S. Humphries, Owns farm, M(ale), W(hite), 61 yrs old (DOB 1859), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm
Louise Humphries, Wife, F, W, 59 yrs old (DOB 1861), Married, Born in SC, Both parents born in NC
Burwell H. Bridges, Head, Unk, M(ale), W(hite), 34 yrs old (DOB 1886), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm
Macy Bridges, Wife, F, W, 33 yrs old (DOB 1887), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC (daughter of Christopher Shuford Humphries and Louise Anna Ruppe)
Odell Bridges, Son, M, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1909), Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC
Grady Bridges, Son, M, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1911), Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC
Pauline Bridges, Daughter, F, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1914), Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC
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Lorena Bridges, Daughter, F, W, 4 yrs old (DOB 1916), Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC
Reid Bridges, Son, M, W, 2 yrs 4/12 mos old (DOB 1918), Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC
Don Bridges, Son, M, W, 5/12 mos old (DOB 1919), Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC



1930 U.S. Census of Cool Spring, Rutherford County, North Carolina; Taken 4/24/1930 by Joe Hardin, Roll: 1719; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 716.0, Lines 40-47, "William L. Humphries" just one house down from Birl and Macy Humphries Bridges (William's sister and brother-in-law)
William L. Humphries, Head, Rents farm, No radio set, M(ale), W(hite), 50 yrs old (DOB 1880), Married at age 23 yrs old, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC, Farmer of general farm
Emma Humphries, Wife, F, W ,48 yrs old (DOB 1882), Married at age 21 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in NC
Wilmer Humphries, Son, M, W, 18 yrs old (DOB 1912), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer on home farm
Macy Humphries, Daughter, F, W, 16 yrs old (DOB 1914), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer on home farm
Shuford Humphries, Son, M, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1917), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer on home farm
Cleo Humphries, Daughter, F, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1919), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
John J. Humphries, Son, M, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1924), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Laureana Humphries, Mother, F, W, 69 yrs old (DOB 1861), Widowed, Born in SC, Both parents born in NC, No occupation


C.S. Humphries and Louise A. Ruppe had 4 children:
1) William Lonzo Humphries (DOB: 4/8/1880 in Cowpens, Spartanburg County, NC: DOD: 8/14/1946 in Rutherford County, NC) married Emma L. Parrish (DOB: 9/22/1881 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg county, SC; DOD: 10/16/1950 in Alexander Mills, Rutherford County, NC).

2) Romeo Littlejohn Humphries, Sr. (DOB: 9/22/1883 in South Carolina; DOD: 10/8/1947 in Cherokee County, SC) married Daisy Mae Crocker (DOB: 5/24/1884 in South Carolina; DOD: 10/24/1960 in Spartanburg County, SC).

3) Macie Ora Humphries (DOB: 6/16/1886 in Cherokee County, SC; DOD: 1/16/1969 in Rutherford County, NC) married Burl Henderson Bridges (DOB: 12/26/1884 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD: 3/24/1978 in Rutherford County, NC).

4) Minnie Alta Humphries (DOB: 3/3/1887 in South Carolina; DOD: 12/3/1959 in Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, NC) married Claude Hampton Wilson (DOB: 10/11/1882 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD: 1/7/1954 in Forest City, Rutherford County, NC).



NC Death Certificate #451, Registration District #81-6087 (or 6089), Register #14, C.S. Humphries, DOD: 7/5/1922 in Cool Springs, Rutherford County, NC (at home)
Male, White, DOB: (blank), 63 yrs, 2 mos, 21 days old (1859) in Cleveland County, NC, Married to Louise A. Humphries
Occupation: Farming, (illegible) farm work, own farm
Father: John Humphries, born in VA
Mother: Malissie Jones, born in NC
Informant: B.H. Bridges of Forest City, NC
DOD: 7/5/1922 between 2-4am
Cause of death: (spelling intact) "Metally unbalanced of suicided by pistol shot from temple through temple of head"
Contributory cause: "Poor health"
No autopsy, "gunshot wound"
George P. Reid, MD
Burial: 7/6/1922, Smith's Grove, Forest City, NC




NC Death Certificate #31300, Registration District #8100, Registrar's Certificate #D-2020, Louisana Ruppe Humphries (sic), DOD: 11/27/1954, in Forest City, Rutherford County, NC
Usual Residence: Forest City, Rutherford County, NC
Female, White, Widower, DOB: 9/11/1860 in SC, 94 yrs, 2 mos, 11 days old
Occupation: Homemaker
Father: John Ruppe, Mother: Annie McCraw, Informant: Mr. Burl Bridges, R. 2, Forest City, NC
DOD: 11/27/1954 at (blank) pm
Cause of death: Uremia due to chronic nephritis (duration 4 wks) due to cardio-renal*
Burial: 11/28/1954 in Smith's Grove, Forest City, NC
* Uremia is a term used to loosely describe the illness accompanying kidney failure (also called renal failure), in particular the nitrogenous waste products associated with the failure of this organ. Early symptoms include anorexia and lethargy, and late symptoms can include decreased mental acuity and coma. Other symptoms include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, cold, bone pain, itch, shortness of breath, and seizures.

* Chronic nephritis (chronic meaning ongoing) is a chronic inflammation of the tissues of the kidney.It is caused by a wide variety of etiological factors. The disease is frequently associated with a slow, progressive loss of kidney function. It is usually discovered accidentally, either by routine urinalysis (tests done to check kidney function) or during a routine physical checkup when anemia, hypertension, or laboratory findings (elevated serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen) are discovered. Its course is long and the prognosis (expectancy of cure) is poor. Protein and blood in urine, high blood pressure, gradual kidney failure, urea retention. Common causes include infection, or reaction to medication. Both acute and chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis can be caused by a bacterial infection in the kidneys, known as pyelonephritis. The most common cause is by an allergic reaction to a drug. The drugs that are known to cause this sort of reaction are antibiotics such as penicillin and cephalexin, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin. The time between exposure to the drug and the development of acute tubulointerstitial nephritis can be anywhere from 5 days to 5 months (fenoprofen induced).

* The cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is a condition characterized by kidney failure and heart failure. The primarily failing organ may be either the heart or the kidney, and it is often this failing organ that precipitates failure of the other.

Smith Grove Baptist Church, 185 Horn Bottom Rd, Forest City, Rutherford County, NC

Latitude: 35° 22' 24.30" N
Longitude: 81° 52' 24.66" W

Note: 35.373416,-81.873518


For more on Anna's family check out my other post at
http://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/2011/03/george-millard-harris-and-annie.html
http://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/2011/03/don-langdon-john-humhries-and-clarinda.html
http://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/2011/03/birl-henderson-bridges-and-macie-ora.html
http://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/2011/03/amenuensis-monday-christopher-shuford.html
http://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/2011/03/samuel-albert-bridges-and-esther.html

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