S: Elias & Ruby Etheridge
FC: ELIAS & RUBY ETHERIDGE
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen
2: Ruby at 17 Yearbook picture for the first graduating class of Maury High School, Norfolk, Virginia, 1911.
4: Ruby's mother Mattie Sue Powell Ferratt 1866 - 1935
5: Ruby's father John Bernard Ferratt 1865-1946
6: Elias's mother Amelia Georgiana Ivins Etheridge 1867-1905
7: Paternal grandmother Margaret Williamson Ivins 1850-1915 | Younger sister Ruth I. Etheridge 1900-1997
8: Elias started working at a young age to support his maternal grandmother and his younger siblings, after his mother died in 1905 & his father remarried.
9: Ruby attended two summer sessions at UVA and taught school until she married. She took a horse & buggy to school from her family's farm, on a route with no street lights. She kept a pistol in a muff in case she encountered wild animals.
10: Wedding in 1915 Norfolk, Virginia
12: Ruby, Elias, Elias Jr. & Barbara 1922
13: ? | Barbara, Amelia, & Elias Jr.
14: Ruby lived in this farmhouse in Norfolk before the age of ten. | Elias was born in 1889 in this house in Shawboro, North Carolina. It is still standing.
15: 1433 Armistead Bridge Rd, Norfolk. Side view. | Same home, front view. Elias & Ruby built this brick Colonial in the 1920's & lived here till 1957.
16: All things grow better with love.
18: Ruby Martha Ferratt Etheridge 1893-1972
19: Elias Etheridge 1889-1957
20: Barbara | Elias Jr. ("Buster") | Amelia | Amelia
21: Ruby in the 1960's in her Ocean View home. She painted the paintings on the left and right. The portrait of her in the center was painted by an artist friend. | Thanksgiving 1959 at Grandma's