John Edmund Rutledge


John Edmund Rutledge, born 16 Mar 1871

Parents John Martin Rutledge & Octavia Henry

Married Della Katharine Weaver and Zoe Booth

He died 26 Aug 1946 of pneumonia after practicing medicine for fifty years.


State Board of Health Certificates

Jefferson College 787 II D R

John Edward Rutledge 1897 Keokuk Medical College, Iowa


PPG Death Records

J. E. Rutledge (as signing physician)


1907 Festus Post Office Directory

Dr. J. Edward Rutledge


Festus News November 1918


On account of the prevalence of Influenza, it is hereby ordered that Schools, Churches, Billiard and Pool Halls, Theatres and Moving Picture Shows be closed until further notice; that saloons cigar stores, etc., close at 10 p.m., that all citizens refrain congregating in crowds of more than six on the street or in other places and that children remain on their own premises.

Done by order of the Board of Health of the City of Festus, Mo., this 12th day of November 1918.

J. Scott Wolff, Mayor

Dr. Rutledge Health Officer


1920 Jefferson County, MO census at West Main St. Festus

John Rutledge, 48, MO Physician

Della 47 MO

John 23, MO

Menard 21, MO

Lois 20, MO

Paul 18, MO

William 16, MO

Raymond 13 MO


Zoe Booth, in pp. 121-122 of her book on Jefferson County , gives her husband's middle name as Edmond, BUT in the errata in the back of the book, the spelling is corrected and should appear as "John Edmund". The 1920 census gives his middle name as Edward.