Ruth Munson

b. 19 October 1895, d. 20 March 1995
Ruth Munson|b. 19 Oct 1895\nd. 20 Mar 1995|p2824.htm|George Caldwell Munson|b. 12 Jan 1853\nd. 26 Dec 1931|p2546.htm|Hannah Dyer Adriance|b. 19 Jul 1857\nd. 15 Dec 1937|p2819.htm|Mordello S. Munson|b. 25 Apr 1825\nd. 13 Oct 1903|p113.htm|Sarah K. Armour|b. 3 Sep 1831\nd. 31 Jan 1887|p114.htm|John Adriance|||Lydia A. Cook|||

1st cousin 1 time removed of George Poindexter Munson Sr.
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Munson and Allied Families
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Ruth Munson
     Ruth Munson was born on 19 October 1895 in Angleton, Brazoria County, Texas.1,2,3 She was the daughter of George Caldwell Munson and Hannah Dyer Adriance. She married Frank Thomas Smith, son of Dr. Josiah G. Smith and Fannie Glasscock, on 29 December 1915 at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Angleton, Brazoria County, Texas.1,4 She died on 20 March 1995 in Brazoria County, Texas, at age 99.2,5 She was buried in Angleton Cemetery.6 Click to view image
     Ruth and Frank grew up in Brazoria County and graduated from Angleton High School. After they married they moved to Port Arthur, Texas. Frank was employed for sixteen years by the Texas Company (now Texaco, Inc.) in Port Arthur, and all of their children were born and raised there. They moved back to Brazoria County when in 1942, Frank took a job as the first administrator of the new Dow Hospital in Freeport. In 1950 Ruth and Frank built a home on "Munson Row" in Angleton where they lived the remainder of their lives.7

Additional Data
Ruth Munson appeared on the 1 June 1900 Federal Census of Brazoria County, Texas, in the household of her parents, George C. and Hannah D. Munson.8 Click to view image

Ruth Munson appeared on the 15 April 1910 Federal Census of Angleton, Brazoria County, Texas, in the household of her parents, George C. and Hannah D. Munson.9 Click to view image

Ruth and Frank T. Smith appeared on the 1 April 1930 Federal Census of Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas, enumerated 9 April 1930. Their children Hannah F., Frank T. and Munson were listed as living with them.10 Click to view image

Children of Ruth Munson and Frank Thomas Smith


  1. [S20] Thurmond A. Williamson, The Munsons of Texas, an American Saga, First Edition manuscript (Dallas:, 1987), 247.
  2. [S29] Ruth M. Smith, no. 453-17-9857, Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb (Provo: Inc., 2005). The SSDI component of RootsWeb is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
  3. [S486] Ruth Munson entry, Brazoria County Delayed Certificates of Birth, Liber O: no. 289, County Clerk's Office, Angleton, Texas.
  4. [S2] Brazoria County Marriage Book 8: 214, no. 428, County Clerk's Office, Angleton, Texas.
  5. [S31] Texas Department of Health Death Records, 1964-1998, online <>.
  6. [S427] Ruth Munson Smith tombstone, Angleton Cemetery, Angleton, Texas; photographed by the writer on 5 July 2003.
  7. [S704] "The Life and Family of George Caldwell Munson," The Munsons of Texas - an American Saga, online. <
  8. [S51] George C. Munson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Brazoria County, Texas, population schedule, Precinct 1, enumeration district (ED) 1, sheet 14B, dwelling 301, family 301; National Archives micropublication T623, roll 1614.
  9. [S50] George C. Munson household, 1910 U.S. Census, Brazoria County, Texas, population schedule, Precinct 1, Angleton, enumeration district (ED) 4, sheet 9B, dwelling 189, family 199; National Archives micropublication T624, roll 1534.
  10. [S433] Frank T. Smith household, 1930 U.S. Census, Jefferson County, Texas, population schedule, Port Arthur City, enumeration district (ED) 123-47, sheet 18A/43-18B, dwelling 255, family 261; National Archives micropublication T626, roll 2362.
  11. [S29] Frank T. Smith, no. 454-10-5635, Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb.
  12. [S1230] Melvin Munson Smith, birth certificate 44218 (14 August 1926), Department of Public Health, Austin, Texas.