Ruby W. Middlebrooks papers
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Ruby W. Middlebrooks papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of West Georgia
Creator: Middlebrooks, Ruby, 1905-2000
Title: Ruby W. Middlebrooks papers
Dates: bulk 1870-1995
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:This collection contains the genealogical research about the Hendon and Hill families of Carroll County, Georgia that was compiled by Ruby Middlebrooks, a staff member of West Georgia College for twenty years. She also wrote an eight-page history of the school after President Ingram’s retirement.
Identification: LH-0013

Biographical/Historical Note

Ruby (Wester) Tidwell King Middlebrooks was born February 26, 1905 in Carrollton, Georgia, the daughter of George Madison Wester and Pearl Chance Wester. She graduated from Carrollton High School in 1922 and then from a business college in Atlanta. She worked for the Army Air Force and Exchange Service in Atlanta until her return to Carrollton in 1949. In the early 1950s, she joined the staff of West Georgia College as secretary to the Dean of the College. She moved up to the position of secretary to the President and remained in this position until she retired in June 1972. She researched her own family's history, as well as local history. In 1963, she published her History of West Georgia College, 1908-1933 as Ruby King Middlebrooks. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Carrollton. She had three husbands: E. T. Tidwell, L. M. King, and Grady Middlebrooks, and all three preceded her in death. She died on September 17, 2000 and is buried at Asbury Cemetery in Carroll County.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains genealogical information gathered by Ruby Middlebrooks. She researched the Hill and Hendon families of Carroll County, Georgia in particular. Along with sheets of paper listing family tree information, there are original and copied photographs, original and photocopied original records, and photocopies made from family history books.


Arranged by family name.

Index Terms

Carroll County (Ga.)--History, Local
Chance family
Chance, Olin Fletcher
Dial, Liz
Hendon family
Hill family
Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond, Va.).
Narman, John

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Ruby W. Middlebrooks papers. Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections, Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library, University of West Georgia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Mary Florence Word (of the Carroll County Genealogical Society) on August 20, 2007.

Processing Information note

Processed by Sarah Warren in 2009.



Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws.

Container List




11Hill Family – Copies from Books
2Hill Family – Family Records
3Hill Family – Family Records notes
4Hill Family – Photographs
5Hendon Family – Family Records
6Hendon Family – Family Records Notes
7Hendon Family – Photographs
8Miscellaneous Families – Notes
9History of West Georgia College