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September 15, 1893
Liberty Hill, Texas
October 27, 1983
Admiral / CNO 3rd Texas Navy
February 17, 1896
January 12, 1978
My Wife, Loving, Loveable
Honorary Admiral 3rd Texas Navy
June 5, 1966
Back of headstone
CWO. U.S.N. W. W. II
Originator and Charter Member of the Battleship Texas Commission.
Opened the Nimitz Naval Museum FBG February 24, 1967
Honorary Member, Sons of the Republic of Texas
||Ruth Glenn Hutchison
||Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
|Reason for Eligibility:
||Wife of Joseph Beasley Hutchison
||February 17, 1896
||January 12, 1978
||January 18, 1978
HUTCHISON, RUTH GLENN (1896~1978) Ruth Glenn Hutchison, wife of Joseph Beasley Hutchison, was born in Crayne, Crittenden County, Kentucky on February 17, 1896. After moving to Houston, Texas, she met her future husband. Their first date, on November 7, 1914, was to visit the Battleship Texas in Galveston. They were married in Houston on June 5, 1916. Little did they know how much of a role the U.S.S. Texas would play in their future lives.
On May 21, 1946, Joseph met with Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz in Washington, D. C. and asked for his help in having the U.S.S. Texas placed at the San Jacinto Battleground. After finally receiving permission from the Department of the Navy and the State Legislature, the Hutchisons spent the next twenty-six years making the U.S.S. Texas a state shrine.
After moving to Tyler in 1971, Ruth, who was named an honorary admiral of the Third Texas Navy, passed away on January 12, 1978. Because of her husband's service to the State of Texas - he was the founder and a charter member of the Battleship Texas Commission - she was buried in the Texas State Cemetery on January 18, 1978.
Information taken from: Obituary, Tyler Courier-Times, Tuesday, January 17, 1978, and various articles contained in the Hutchison file in the Texas State Cemetery Archives.