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William Milford RUDD

William Milford RUDD

Male 1901 - 1986  (84 years)

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  • Name William Milford RUDD 
    Born 21 Mar 1901 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Feb 1986  South Hill, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I122  Christian Eller
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2008 

    Father Douglas Woodton RUDD,   b. 24 Mar 1858,   d. 30 Dec 1955, Lunenburg County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Mother Belle Lee POWERS,   b. 6 Dec 1873, Lunenburg County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1969  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1890 
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rintha HARRIS 
    Married 1946 
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth BACON,   b. 9 Apr 1910,   d. 28 Jan 1972  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1953 
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Milford Rudd was a tobacco farmer who also raised dairy cattle. He cared for both is morther and father into their 80's or 90's at their Lunenburg County farm. That farm, known as Chaptico, was located where there once had been a central garage for a narrow guage railroad that carried timber from the rural parts of Lunenburg and Mecklenburg County to South Hill, where it was transfered to a regular guage railroad.
      Milford loved to play "practical jokes" especially on his nieces and nephews. These "jokes" are legendary, including the time he invited the author (then about 5 and dressed in his Sunday best) to "pull the calf's tail..." and not to dare let-go. Milford also provided this author's first experience with chewing tobacco (not a pleasent one, we might add).
      When Milford's father was in his 90's, and suffering from poor eyesight, he was taking a basket of corn to feed some of the catle. A bull attacked him and broke his collar bone and caused other injuries. Mr. Rudd never fully recovered. Milford took a gun and went out in the field and shot the bull.
      After the death of his wife, Elizabeth; he moved to South Hill and invited his widdowed sister Hettie Spencer (RIN #00204) to live with him. She stayed till her death. The a second sister, Lillie Ey (RIN #00383) moved in till his death.