Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

My grandparents met as students at the old Central High School in Fort Worth back in the 1930’s. Miles Francis Stanley, Jr graduated in June of 1932, and began work as a painter for his father, John Thomas Stanley, building manager of the Fort Worth National Bank.

Charley Belle Rogers, a year younger, graduated in 1933 and began to seriously consider her future life with Miles Stanley. Money was tight in the Depression Era, so a lavish wedding would not be possible. What to do?

As New Years 1935 approached, the high school sweethearts were still apart, but not for long…

Accompanied by friends J K Daniels and his wife, Miles and Charley Belle took the 2-hour drive north to Marietta, Oklahoma and tied the knot on 31 Dec 1934!

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