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Leona RUST (b: 1890 in Kenton Cty, KY d: 1969 in Fulton Cty, GA)
Posted by: Don Johnson (ID *****8359) Date: February 05, 2008 at 15:31:53
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Seeking information on the parents and siblings of Leona Rust.

She was born 05 Mar 1890 in Covington, Kenton County, KY. It is known she had at least one brother, George. She may have had other siblings.

As a girl, and later as a nickname, Leona was called Enona and Nona (perhaps even Mona) as her younger siblings most likely could not say Leona. (Similar to how brothers are called Bubba instead of brother).

It is thought that the family was living across the Ohio in Hamilton County, Ohio in 1900. However, efforts to locate the family on the 1900 census in Ohio and Kentucky have not been successful.

In late 1907 or early 1908, Leona married Glenn Ridley Smith and moved to Atlanta, Fulton County, GA. Their only surviving child was Ridley George Smith, born 01 Sep 1908. A second son was born about 1917 but was hit and killed by an automobile in front of their home when he was a toddler.

Based on the first child being named Ridley George, it appears he was named after his father (Glenn Ridley Smith) and perhaps after either Leona's father or her brother, George Rust.

Any information about Leona's and George's parents or siblings would be greatly appreciated.


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