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Do any of you who have studied Paris, Kentucky history have any
insights to share with Mr. McCarthy below? If so, please write to him
at NYCHS(a)aol.com .
Thanks, fellow Ruddles/Martinsforters!
> Mark Ellsworth Hickman:
> I have just posted on the web site of the New York Correction History
> Society (NYCHS) a brief bio of a Paris, Ky. notable -- Frederick A.
> NYCHS is a nonprofit, New York State Regents-chartered historical
> society whose board includes leaders of state, city and county
> correctional agencies and organizations.
> Wallis was the NYC Correction Commissioner in the 1920s when Greater
> New York celebrated its Silver Jubilee as a five-borough municipality.
> A link to his bio appears near the top of the NYCHS home page at:
> There are gaps in the biography's references to his post-Correction
> life that I hope to fill in, perhaps with help from you and your
> Aside from his church activity, his being a delegate to the national
> convention that nominated FDR (no details on whom Wallis favored), his
> being an unsuccessful primary candidate for governor (no details on
> whom he ran against, how well or poorly he ran, his campaign platform
> etc.), his honorary degree from Centre College (no details beyond
> that) and his death in 1951, I have nothing on his last 21 years spent
> with Paris, Ky. as his home.
> Perhaps you and your colleagues have information and leads you would
> share with me as I seek to sketch in more details on his last two
> decades when Paris, Ky. was his home.
> Thomas C. McCarthy
> general secretary,
> New York Correction History Society
> Correction Academy
> New York City Department of Correction
> 66-26 Metropolitan Ave.,
> Middle Village, NY 11379
> (718) 417-2315
> (718) 417-2326 fax
Greetings to all:
Please make welcome Susan Lail to membership in Ruddell & Martin stations
Historical Association. Susan resides in Anderson, SC and her Email is
scrappydorr(a)nuvox.net. she is a descendant of George Lail. Please take time
to make her feel welcome.
Welcome to RAMSHA. I am a descendant of another Stephen Ruddell
one born about 1724. Your Stephen is no doubt a descendant of Captain
Ruddell who commanded Ruddle's Fort in KY during the Rev. War. Isaac
was my Stephen's brother.
I have a lot of information on the Ruddell family - books,
signatures of Isaac and Elizabeth (Bowman) Ruddell, etc. If you are
interested, I would enjoy corresponding with you. I can no doubt put
you in touch with others researching your particular branch of the
Mary (Ruddell) Zollman
Greetings to all:
Please make welcome new member: Debbie Kendrick to Ruddell & Martin
Stations Historical Association. Debbie resides in Olympia, WA, her Email is
dkfurface(a)yahoo.com. She states, "I descend from Stephen A. Ruddell, his son
John Mulherrin, his son John Dunlap, his son William Lewis, his daughter
Marie Helen Ruddell." She joined us on Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at 19:54:09
Please send Debbie an Email and make her feel welcome.
Greetings to all:
Please make welcome the following new member to Ruddell & Martin
Stations Historical Association: Mick Cummins hails from Sylvania, OH and his
mick(a)dodgeandburn.com. Mick stated he is a Descendant of Capt. Charles
Gatliff and his wife Christina McGuire. He joined us on Thursday, November
29, 2001, at 00:03:24
Please send Mick an Email and make him feel welcome.