Ruth M. Lincoln

Honored by:Rowena L. Hardinger
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Born Sept. 30, 1897 My mother Ruth M. Lincoln was an inspiration in my life to become a professional home economist. She was born on a farm 10 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, OK acquired by her father in the 1889 land rush. She went to a country school but graduated from Oklahoma City High School in 1916. She majored in Home Economics Education at Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater graduating in 1919. She taught in high schools in the state and also in the Home Economics Department at OK A&M. Ruth Myers married my father Ben Lincoln an agriculturist in 1924 and became an Arkansawyer.

They raised a family of one son Dr. Ben M. Lincoln a surgeon and three daughters; Lucy Lincoln Abraham; Lydia Lincoln Kingsborough and Rowena Lincoln Hardinger. Each daughter graduated with a major in Home Economics and has used the training in a professional way. Mother Ruth was awarded Arkansas State Mother of the Year in 1961.

At 96 years she currently lives in her apartment in Little Rock Parkway Village. She dotes on her family - four children, eleven grandchildren, and five greats. She is an active member of the First Presbyterian Church American Association of University Women and League of Women Voters.