I am looking for ANY information on Dennis Rutland, shown as age 35 on the 1930 Luna Co NM census. His wife is Louisa, 29
HH 22/22, Deming, Luna, NM, Dist 2,
Rutland, Dennis, 35, Ok/Ok/Ok, marr at 21, c-r/w, farmer/gen
Rutland, Louisa, 29, Tx/TN/Tx, marr. at 15, c-r/w
Rutland, Louisa, 11, NM, in sch/c-r/w
Rutland, Opal, 8, Tx, in sch
Rutland, Joe, 6, NM
Rutland, Junior, 4, NM
I suspect Dennis's place of birht is wrong and he may have been born in TX. In 1920, he is living in Stephens Co, married to Louisa and they have dau, Louisa. He is listed as an oil field worker. In 1910 Dennis is 15, living in Eastland Co, TX in the hh of a Susan A. Teston, 56, Ala/Tn/Ala, widowed, as a hired hand.
Marriage records show Asa Rutland md Lavenia Bolt in Nolan Co, TX in 1894. I am trying to determine if Asa and Lavenia are Dennis's parents.
Where did Dennis go? Did he finally "settle down"? It seems he probably worked the oil fields of west Tx and NM and moved a lot so I don't know how long he was in Luna Co. An "all states" search shows this Dennis to be the only Dennis Rutland in the US in 1930, so I am relatively sure he is the same on found in Tx.
I found a tombstone for a Rutland, Joe 12/27/23, no death date, in Hidalgo Co, Mountainview Cem. I suspect this may be Dennis's son, Joe, but have no evidence.
ANY information about Dennis Rutland and his family will be greatly appreciated.
Loretta in Monticello, MS