Ruth E. Lewis

b. 10 October 1895, d. 1 January 1976
  • Ruth E. Lewis was born on 10 October 1895 in Georgia.
  • Wilber Mason Lewis and Jennie Mae Lee appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas, at 812 North 5th Street. Other members of the household included Ruth E. Lewis, John Milligan Lewis. Also in the household were children Grace (age 16), Pauline (7), W. M. Jr. (3), and male boarder R. H. King, YMCA general secretary.
  • Wilber Mason Lewis and Jennie Mae Lee appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Clifton, Bosque County, Texas, at 9th Street. Other members of the household included Ruth E. Lewis, John Milligan Lewis. Also in the household were chilren Grace (age 26), Pauline (17) and Wilber M. Jr. (13).
  • She married Joseph Percy Terrell, son of William Joseph Terrell and Marietta E. Sangster.
  • Joseph Percy Terrell registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Grimes County, Texas, while living with his wife in Navasota, and employed there as a merchant and at stock raising.
  • Joseph Percy Terrell and Ruth E. Lewis appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, enumerated next to Percy's father's brother E. H. Terrell. Other members of the household included Mary Terrell, Marietta E. Sangster and Mary Sangster Terrell. Also in the household were two servants.
  • The following appeared on 26 March 1922 in The Houston Post: (Magnolia-Central Park) Mrs. Percy Terrell and little daughter Mary from Navasota spent the week with Dr. and Mrs. W. M. Lewis.
  • The following appeared on 16 November 1924 in the Houston Post-Dispatch: (Navasota) Rev. and Mrs. William [sic] Lewis of Houton are visiting htheir daughter, Mrs. Percy Terrell.
  • Joseph Percy Terrell and Ruth E. Lewis appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Navasota, Grimes County, Georgia, at 905 Nolan Street enumerated next to the household of Percy's father's brother Ed H. Terrell.. Other members of the household included Mary Terrell and William Joseph Terrell.
  • The following appeared on 4 October 1939 in The Bryan Eagle: In an all-day meeting Tuesday, at the First Presbyterian church a district conference of the Brazos Presbyterial was held with the local Women's Society as host.
         Mrs. Sam Wood of Navasota, district chairman, called the meeting to order promptly at ten o'clock, and advance registrations showed 80 visiting women present. Mrs. Percy Terrell of Navasota, district secretary, was a the desk. The opening of the program by Mrs. Wood was followed by a devotional period, with scripture reading and prayer, also led by Mrs. Wood.
         Among the special speakers of the morning were Mrs. C. S. Harrington of Houston, Presbyterial chairman, who brought an informing message on the Madrais conference. Miss elizabeth Glasscock, religious educational director of the conference, also from Houston, made an address.
         Rev. Norman Anderson of the Presbyterian church at College Station, was present and told the group about the needs of the Presbyterian congration at College Station for a church building in which to worship. Rev. Anderson was listened to with great interest.
         At the noon hour, a luncheon was served for 76 visiting Presbyterian women at the La Salle hotel, with the local Presbyterial as hosts.
         A short afternoon session was held after luncheon, and at 2 p.m. the meeting was adjourned.
  • Joseph Percy Terrell and Ruth E. Lewis appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, at Washington Avenue. Other members of the household included William Joseph Terrell.
  • Joseph Percy Terrell registered for the draft in 1942 in Grimes County, Texas, while living with his wife in Navasota at 905 Washington Avenue, and self-employed at Allenfarm in Brazos County.
  • Presbyterian Women photo.
  • Presbyterian Women - Montreat, 24-27 June 1947.
  • The following appeared on 23 August 1947 in The Bryan Daily Eagle: Among men and women of Texas who have been chosen to serve on the Presbyterian Program of Progress committee of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States is Mrs. J. Percy Terrell of Navasota. She will be a member of the Assembly's committee on woman's work.
         The Presbyterian Program of Progress will seek $7,850,000 in a "great movement of expand the church into every area at home and abroad." The plan covers five major objectives, one of which is the financial goal. The others include first, evangelism, which will hold a minimum goal of 100,000 new members a year for five years--not including additions to the churches in foreign mission fields; second, renewed emphasis upon church attendance and Christian growth; third, extension through the establishment of chapels--250 a year for five years set as a minimum; and fourth, new emphasis upon Christian stewardship with the goal to be an increasing number of church members dedicating their lives fully to Christ and His church. The fifth objective is to raise the necessary money to make the proposed program of expansion possible.
  • 1949-1950 -- First board of Presbyterian Mo-Ranch and supporting Synod, Presbytery and fundraising people. Front row, second from left, board member Mrs. J. Percy Terrell (Presbyterian Women of Synod).
  • Presbyterian Women photo.
  • She officially witnessed the death of Marietta E. Sangster on 22 December 1953 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
  • She officially witnessed the death of Joseph Percy Terrell on 15 March 1970 at 915 East Washington Avenue in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas; at his residence.
  • Ruth E. Lewis died on 1 January 1976 at age 80 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas.
  • She was buried at Oakland Cemetery in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas.
  • Last Edited: 13 Sep 2016

Family: Joseph Percy Terrell b. 5 October 1892, d. 15 March 1970