July 18, 1910 to December 11, 1997
Ruby Alexander family line was (Johannes) George Plott and Margaret Wagner-Plott to their son, Elias Plott and Charity Conrad-Plott to their son Elias Wagner Plott and Mary Adaline Jacobs-Plott to their daughter Mariposa "Pose" Plott and Seaborn Roach to their daughter Edna Magdalena Roach and Joseph V. Alexander to their three children: Ruby Alexander, Louise Alexander-Crockett, and Joseph V. Alexander, Jr.
From her words written in a letter dated February,13, 1975, Ruby wrote, "I am what is called an old maid, hitting here for 65. I farm my 75 x 140 foot lot, teach some piano, paint pictures, teach Sunday School, am president of our County Singing, and I love to travel, read, knit and many other things. And, I also have Arthritis."
Ruby began her family research in 1962. She was the family researcher, who spoke up that her great grandfather "Elias Wagner" Plott and her uncle "Rudolph" "Wagner" Roach contended that they were named after "a" grandmother. Reviewing Ruby's family line, which she descended from Elias Plott and Charity Conrad-Plott, it is fact that Elias and Charity named their first two sons, "Rudolph Conrad" Plott and "Elias Wagner" Plott. Rudolph Conrad Plott was named after Charity's father, "Rudolph Conrad", who married Annie Marie Shell. So, we know where the names "Rudolph" and "Conrad" descended from. The only grandmother in Ruby's line that has a missing grandmother line is Margaret, wife of (Johannes) George Plott. It is logical to suggest that Margaret's father was an "Elias Wagner". I will continue to look for documented proof of Margaret's father's name; however, "Elias Wagner" is a logical deduction. This would also mean that Elias Plott, son of (Johannes) George Plott and Margaret Wagner-Plott was named after his grandfather, Elias Wagner. The "Elias" given name came from Margaret's side of the family.
The following obituary was published for Ruby in The San Angelo Standard - Times Online West Texas news and sports on December 9, 1997. "ARTESIA, N.M. - Ruby E. Alexander, 87, of Artesia died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997, in a Roswell, N.M., nursing home. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today in Fairmount Cemetery in San Angelo with the Rev. Charles Camp of San Angelo officiating. Arrangements are by Terpening & Son Mortuary. She was born July 18, 1910, in Paint Rock and lived in Portales, N.M., until moving to Artesia in 1942. She was a retired music and piano teacher, a schoolteacher in Hope, N.M., and was a nurse's aide. She was a member of Clark Memorial Methodist Church. Survivors include a sister, Louise Crockett of Artesia; a brother, Joe V. Alexander of San Angelo; an aunt and an uncle; five nieces; two nephews; and several cousins.
"Hello, I am the Morning Show host on KSVP radio in Artesia NM. And I have been announcing your request for a picture of Ruby. A gentleman from Lake Arther Church came in with these pictures and said that she played (piano/organ) in Lake Arther and Dexter. Kevin D Baggerly"