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Powell, Ruth Marie Davidson

(born: February 4, 1912  -  died: February 18, 2000) 

Ruth M. Davidson was born in Nebo, KY, the daughter of Sarah L. Winstead and John S. Davidson. She published Lights and Shadows, a comprehensive history of the American Baptist Theological Seminary, in 1964. In 1979 she published Ventures in Education with Black Baptists in Tennessee. She graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in 1940 and Tennessee State University. Ruth Davidson Powell was a schoolteacher and she was an assistant professor of education at Tennessee State University. She was a licensed mortician at Davidson Funeral Home in Charlotte, TN. In 1952, Powell and Mrs. E. A. Anthony helped organize the Interdenominational Ministers Wives Alliance. Powell was the second president of the organization and she served for several years.
in 1953. Ruth M. Davidson Powell died in Nashville, TN, February 18, 2000. She was the wife of Rev. John L. Powell. The couple married North Carolina on June 26, 1935 (Ancestry).

For more see Who's Who in Religion, 2nd ed.; see Mrs. Ruth Marie Powell in Death Notices, The Charlotte Observer, 03/18/2000, p.6B.

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