Ruby D. Montgomery

b. 14 May 1899, d. 4 May 1982
  • Ruby D. Montgomery was born on 14 May 1899 in Iola, Grimes County, Texas.
  • Allie Hampton Montgomery and Martha Belle Dean appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Iola, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Ruby D. Montgomery.
  • Allie Hampton Montgomery and Martha Belle Dean appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Harris County, Texas. Other members of the household included Ruby D. Montgomery, Jennie Mae Montgomery, Allen Crosland Montgomery, Audrey D. Montgomery and Josephine Olivette Montgomery. Fifteen boarders also were enumerated in the household.
  • Ruby D. Montgomery appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, boarding in the household of farmer Newton Arnold. Enumerator for the area was Ruby's father's cousin Volney Whittington.
  • She was a public school teacher, according to the 1920 census.
  • She married Walter Clyde Ivey, son of Walter E. Ivey and Janie Cabeen, on 20 September 1923.
  • Walter Clyde Ivey and Ruby D. Montgomery appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Benton, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, at East Commerce Street.
  • She was Benton village postmistress, according to the 1930 census.
  • Ruby D. Montgomery became a widow at the 28 December 1935 death of her husband Walter Clyde Ivey.
  • The following appeared on 2 January 1936 in the Bossier Banner: One of the largest throngs ever to attend a funeral in Bossier Parish, gathered Sunday, at Cottage Grove Church, to pay their last respects to Walter Clyde Ivey, a well known citizen of Benton and probably one of the best known and most beloved men of all Northwest Louisiana.
         Mr. Ivey, after working as a Deputy U.S. Marshal during last Monday, came home and complained of being ill that night. Within two days he had developed influenza pneumonia. However, his condition did not become alarming until Friday afternoon, when he suffered a heart involvement. That night, at about 10:30 he suffered a collapse of the lung and his life was despaired of for an hour or so. However, he was placed under an oxygen tent and apparently rallied. He continued in a desperate condition throughout Saturday and that afternoon his condition had become so grave that nothing could be done to save his life. He passed away at 4:30 o'clock.
         Funeral services, held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, were conducted by Rev. M. M. Miller, his pastor, assisted by Rev. P. B. McCullin and Rev. W. A. Zeigler. The services were at Cottage Grove Church and interment was in the family plot, in the nearby cemetery. Wellman Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.
         A sorrowing concourse of friends, loved ones and co-workers were present for the last sad rites. Numerous floral offerings, including a massive casket piece, the gift of his co-workers in the U.S. Marshal's Office, and scores of messages attested to the high esteem and warm friendship borne for him by so many people.
         Walter Clyde Ivey was the eldest child of Walter E. and Janie Cabeen Ivey. He was born on Hurricane Bluff Plantation, near Benton, January 12, 1897. At the time of his death he was 38 years, 11 months and 14 days old. September 20, 1923, he was married to Miss Ruby Montgomery. To this union was born a daughter, Martha Jane, now three years of age.
         He had resided in Bossier Parish all his life. For the eight years of the late J. Hall Nattin's two terms as Sheriff of Bossier Parish, Mr. Ivey was his chief deputy and trusted aide. For some time he had been one of the active deputies of the U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Louisiana.
         He was a member of the Benton Presbyterian Church.
         Surviving him are the following: His widow and baby daughter; one sister, Miss Martha Ivey, and his step-mother, Mrs. Dora W. Ivey, both of near Benton.
         Pallbearers were: Herman Williams, Hon. John N. Sandlin, Jesse Jones, A. M. Wallace, V. V. Whittington, T. J. Caldwell, Roger Smith, Dr. J. B. Hall, Sid Burt, George Kelly, Herschel Demoss, Gordon Allen, Roy Brown, Vance Logan, Ben Dement, George W. Montgomery, J. A. Edwards, W. W. Carter and Val Irion.
         Honorary pallbearers were, "all those who loved him and those whom he loved."
  • The following appeared on 15 November 1956 in The Ruston Leader: Last rites were held Sunday for Mrs. A. H. Montgomery, 79, of Benton, La., mother of Harold Montgomery of Ruston and Doyline.
         Mrs. Montgomery, wife of the well-known retired Benton farmer, A. H. Montgomery, died at her home in Benton, Thursday night following a lengthy illness.
         Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Benton Methodist Church with Rev. L. A. Carrington, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Forest Park Cemetery.
         Mrs. Montgomery was born in Cleburne County, Ala., but had lived in Benton where she was a member of the Methodist Church, for the past 40 years.
         In addition to her husband and her son here, she is survived by six daughters, Mrs. W. C. Ivey, Mrs. T. L. Rodes and Miss Olivette Montgomery, all of Benton, Mrs. W. S. Jones of Shreveport, Mrs. W. T. Steele of Memphis and Mrs. Henry Morgan of Lake Charles; one other son, Allen C. Montgomery of Bossier City; two brothers, J. J. Dean of Houston, Texas, and J. S. Dean of San Antonio; four sisters, Mrs. R. E. Cleveland, Jr., and Mrs. E. N. Colson, both of Iola, Texas, Mrs. R. C. Conlee of Kilgore, Texas, and Mrs. Rory Gentry of Houston, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
  • Ruby D. Montgomery died on 4 May 1982 at age 82 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, at Doctors Hospital.
  • She was interred at Forest Park Cemetery (East), 2700 St. Vincent Avenue, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.
  • The following appeared on 6 May 1982 in the Baton Rouge State Times Advocate: Ruby Montgomery Ivey Died Tuesday, May 4, 1982, at Doctor's Memorial Hospital. She was born June [sic] 14, 1899, in Iola, Texas. Visiting from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Osborn Funeral Home, 3631 Southern Ave., Shreveport. Religions services at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Linn Richardson and the Rev. C. B. Krumnow. Burial in Forest Park Cemetery, Shreveport. Survived by a daughter, Mrs. George N. (Martha Jane) Grammer; four grandchildren, Walter Clyde, Little Rock, Ark; George Neal Jr., Todd Montgomery and Jane Ivey, all of Baton Rouge; four sisters, Mrs. W. S. Jones, Shreveport, Mrs. T. L. Rodes, Benton, Mrs. Henry Morgan, Lake Charles, and Mrs. W. P. Steele, Memphis, Tenn; and a brother, former Sen. Harold Montgomery, Doyline. Preceded in death by her husband, Walter Clyde Ivey; a sister, Olivette Montgomery; and a brother, Crosslen Montgomery. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers. She was a graduate of Louisiana Normal College, Natchitoches, and taught in Louisiana public schools. She was a 68-year resident of Benton where she was Postmistress for 35 years. She was active in the DAR and served as treasurer of the UDC in Bossier Parish for many years. She was a member of Benton Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Benton Methodist Church, the Arthritis Foundation or other charities.
  • Last Edited: 4 Feb 2014

Family: Walter Clyde Ivey b. 12 January 1897, d. 28 December 1935