Growing up in Alaska and Oregon, I remember the heart-warming stories my father told of his Rutledge family and kin in Missouri. However, most of his immediate family had died during his childhood and teen years. He left Missouri in 1945 for Oregon, where he met my mother, Violet.He took a job driving a truck up the ALCAN Highway to Fairbanks,Alaska. Eventually, he sent for my mother. They were married 3 Feb 1948. After his death in 1985, in Oregon, I made an effort to research my Rutledge's and their kinsmen.My research includes BERRY,BOGGS,BOYER,ESTES,MAYNARD,RAY,SKAGGS,WADE and other associated lines.