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Rudasill - Carpenter Family
Permalla Caroline Carpenter Rudasill
Wife of Emanuel Rudasill
She was married before to a James Minor Tait and had
two sons by him,  James Minor Tait Jr. 1 Jul 1861 -9 Feb 1936 Born in Lisbon, La.
& Charles A. Tait. 26 Sep 1862 - 13 Apr 1935, Born in Lisbon, La. His wife was Elizabeth. 
Members of that family are buried in West Hill Cemetery
Obituary for James Minor Tait Jr. appeared in the Dallas Morning News  10 Feb 1936-
Long - Time Sherman Farmer Dies, Sherman,Texas - Feb 9- James Minor Tait, 75 , farmer north west of Sherman for sixty years, died Sunday at his home. Coming to Texas from Louisiana at the age of 7, Tait settled five miles from Sherman and lived ther euntil two years ago when he moved to Sherman. Funeral services will be held Monday at the home. Tait was unmarried.

Her son Charles A. Tait killed her son Pearl Rudasill in a land dispute.
Read about her parents below on this page.
Permalla Caroline Carpenter Rudasill
Feb. 1911

 She was the daughter of Ehraim Carpenter and Dicy W.Clements  She was born 09 Feb 1842 in Wedowee, Randolph Co., Al, and died 04 Jun 1925 in Sherman, Grayson Co, Tx. 
The Biographical sketch of the Carpenter Family below appears in the Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas

Ephraim Carpenter  15 Aug 1912 - 5 Sep 1898
Buried in West Hill Cemetery
 ( I think the date on his stone is wrong, his obituary below was published in a Dallas paper on Sep 5 and cites Sep 4 as the day, which would have to be , to appear in the Sep 4th paper in Sherman and copy to the Dallas Paper the next day, the 5th..) 
Dallas Morning News - 5 Sep 1898 - Died at the Dinner Table

Sherman, Tex., Sep 4-To-day ast the dinner table Ephraim Carpenter, aged 86, expired suddenly and without a struggle. He had just finished the 'grace' , as had been his custom for many years, and had taken a single mouthful of food when he gently sand down and was dead before those nearest him could render the last assistance. He was weak from recent illness which had preyed heavily upon his shattered constitution. He resided with his son, Butler Carpenter, three miles West of the city.

 Dicey W. Clements Carpenter  29 Jun 1818- 10 Oct 1898 

Dallas Morning News - 12 Oct 1898  -Carpenter - Sherman, Tex., Oct 10- Mrs. Dicey Carpenter, 
aged 80 years, died at her home , six miles west of the city, last evening. She survived her husband , Ephraim Carpenter , who died at the age of 87, but five weeks. 

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