Ruth Kent Mayfield1

F, #115, b. 1922, d. 1940
Last Edited=9 Oct 2016
     Ruth Kent Mayfield, daughter of Charles Mayfield and Annie Ruth Stevens, was born in 1922 at Mississippi. Ruth Kent Mayfield was the daughter of Charles Mayfield and Annie Ruth Stevens.

Ruth Kent Mayfield appeared on the United States census of 1930 in the household of Charles Mayfield at Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas.2

Ruth Kent Mayfield died in 1940 at Mississippi. An obituary for her, presumably from the college newspaper read as follows:
Ruth Kent Mayfield
Students and faculty were shocked and grieved Wednesday to hear of the death of Ruth Kent Mayfield. In her going we have lost a sweet, lovely person. The memory of her sunny disposition, her zest for living, her beauty, and her goodness remains with us, and stands as an ever-living monument to Kent. The faith and trust she placed in everybody with whom she came in contact was indicative of her own nature -- trustworthy, loveable, and generous.
A flashing smile and soft eyes combined with her sincere interest in people endeared Kent to everyone -- in her dormitory, in class-rooms, and on the campus. Friends recognized her kindness, her thoughtfulness, and unselfishness in every-day living. About Kent there hungan unreal quality of goodness and charm which awed her associates. In her fight for life she was courageous and patient to the very end.
Students keenly feel the loss of one whose love for living was second only to her love for people. A service was held Wednesday at noon, and activities for the rest of the day suspended in respect to the memory of Ruth Kent Mayfield.3
and was buried at Bay Springs City Cemetery, Section C, Row 23, Bay Springs, Jasper County, Mississippi.4


  1. [S179] Interview with Alice Joyce Stevens Arnott (informant address private) , by this researcher, 1996. Notes of this interview are in the personal records of this researcher (Florence, Pinal County, Arizona).
  2. [S120] 1930 United States Census, population schedule, Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas, page 42, stamped page 31 an attorney.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (; from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  3. [S36] Newspaper Obituary, unknown newspaper, College newspaper., photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  4. [S15] Inc. Jones County Genealogical & Historical Organization, Jasper County Mississippi Cemeteries 1833-1998 (Laurel, Mississippi: Jones County Genealogical & Historical Organization, Inc, 1999). Hereinafter cited as Jasper County Cemeteries.