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Rudd, Laura Elizabeth

Rudd, Laura Elizabeth

Female 1888 - 1920  (31 years)

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  • Name Rudd, Laura Elizabeth  [1
    Born 27 Dec 1888 
    Gender Female 
    Name Lizzie 
    Reference Number 21127 
    Died 26 Mar 1920  Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bush Arbor Primitive Baptist Church, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20726  Caswell County
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 

    Family Massey, John Abner,   b. 1881, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1956  (Age 75 years) 
    Reference Number 249587 
    Children 
     1. Massey, Raleigh,   b. 1906,   d. 1907  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     2. Massey, Erastus Ralph,   b. 11 Sep 1907, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1976  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     3. Massey, Mary Elizabeth,   b. 2 Dec 1909, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1984, Norfolk, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    +4. Massey, Edna Earle,   b. 19 Feb 1910, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 2007, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)  [natural]
     5. Massey, Thelma Mae,   b. 19 Jul 1912,   d. 16 Jul 1996  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    +6. Massey, John A. Jr.,   b. 18 Apr 1914, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1999  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     7. Massey, James Levie,   b. 21 Mar 1920,   d. 10 Jul 1938  (Age 18 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F3181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Mar 1920 - Danville, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bush Arbor Primitive Baptist Church, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Massey Family Photographs

  • Notes 
    • Laura Elizabeth (Lizzie) Rudd

      Massey Family

      Raleigh Massey and Laura Elizabeth Rudd Massey

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      Note that her name is seen as Laura Elizabeth Rudd in: Wheel Tracks: Biographical Sketches (1942-1943), Service Publication of the Yanceyville North Carolina Rotary Club (1943). This name also is seen in a Greensboro Daily News article (21 August 1949) and in the birth record of her son John A. Massey, Jr. However, in the obituary of her daughter Edna Earl Massey, she is referred to as Mary Elizabeth Rudd. The general consensus is that her name is Laura Elizabeth (Lizzie) Rudd Massey.
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      Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Massey, wife of J. A. Massey [John Abner Massey], of Yanceyville, died Friday night at a Danville hospital from a complication of diseases. She was 30 years of age and a daughter of James Rudd, of Yanceyville, where the remains were interred Sunday.

      The Reidsville Review (Reidsville, North Carolina), 30 March 1920.

      What the death notice fails to state is that she left six children and may have died as a result of giving birth to the last: James Levie Massey (March 21, 2020 - July 10, 1938).

      Another of these children, Edna Earle Massey (1910-2007), married Yanceyville banker Earl Jones Smith (1910-1985).

      And, Laura Elizabeth Rudd Massey was not buried in Yanceyville. She rests at Bush Arbor Primitive Baptist Church, Caswell County, North Carolina.
      Here is a very poor image of Laura Elizabeth Rudd Massey with oldest child, son Raleigh Massey, who lived a short time (1906-1907). While inferior quality, it is the only known photograph of her.

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Obituary of Edna Massey Smith (1910-2007) (The Caswell Messenger, 27 February 2007).