b. 18 December 1918, d. 19 September 1988
- Father: James Richard Rutland b. 8 November 1879, d. 13 January 1948
- Mother: Hulda Mary Horton b. February 1887, d. 4 August 1928
- Hulda Rutland was born on 18 December 1918 in Alabama.
- James Richard Rutland and Hulda Mary Horton appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Auburn, Lee County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Hulda Rutland, James Richard Rutland Jr., Robert Horton Rutland and Frances Susan Rutland.
- James Richard Rutland appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Auburn, Lee County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Hulda Rutland, James Richard Rutland Jr. and Robert Horton Rutland.
- James Richard Rutland appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Auburn, Lee County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Hulda Rutland, Henry Thomas Rutland. In 1935, Henry was living in Decatur, Georgia.
- She married Osmo C. Smith, son of Robert Calvin Smith and Myrtle V. Williamson, on 31 May 1942 in Lee County, Alabama.
- The following appeared on 2 February 1943 in the Thomasville Times-Enterprise: (Athens, Ga.) The navy has announced the transfer of six naval reserve officers attached to the U. S. navy pre-flight school here to other posts in the south.
The transfers include:
Lieut. (jg) Osmo Smith, U.S.N.R., who attended high school at Chattanooga, Tenn., graduated from Auburn and coached at Selma, Ala., high school eight years before becoming football coach at Auburn, transferred to the preparatory school, Louisiana State Normal College, Natchitoches, La.
- Hulda Rutland became a widow at the 6 July 1949 death of her husband Osmo C. Smith.
- The following appeared on 9 February 1973 in The Mobile Register: James Richard Rutland Jr., age 61, died Thursday at a local hospital after a lengthy illness. Rutland, a native of Auburn, Ala., had resided in Mobile for the previous 30 years.
He was an architect for institutional buildings in the Mobile area.
He was a member of the Lion's and several mystic societies. Rutland was also a retired lieutenant colonel with the Corps of Engineers (Army Reserve) veteran of World War II. He was a member of the St. Francis Street Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at Radney Funeral Home at a time to be announced.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosemary Zimlich Rutland; one son, James Richard Rutland III of Mobile; three daughters, Mrs. Lucy Duncan of Seabreeze, Fla., Mrs. Judy Platt of Montgomery, and Mrs. Linda Johansen of Atlanta, Ga; one sister, Mrs. Hulda Smith of Auburn; and three grandchildren.
- Hulda Rutland died on 19 September 1988 at age 69 in Montgomery County, Alabama.
- Last Edited: 25 Jul 2014