The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 69
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Elizabeth Bullock Huling.
and here her quiet, generous charity was dispensed, and her unos-
tentatious life left its imprint upon the hearts of the people of her
day. On November 2, 1865, she suffered the loss of her husband;
then came the loss of property, the days of reconstruction and
carpetbag rule, which required all the latent strength of character
which distinguished her and brought forward a reserve fund of
financial acumen and mental grasp hitherto unknown and un-
dreamed of by those who knew her best. She was the mother of
twelve children, one by her first marriage and eleven by the second,
five of whom still live, with grandchildren and greatgrandchildren
proudly to bear her name.
In 1871 Mrs. Ruling moved to the flourishing city of Lampasas,
where her strong Christian character illuminated and strengthened
those around her. Her influence, always thrown on the side of
truth, law and order, will long be felt in this last place of her
abode, where she died March 8, 1906.
Her surviving children are all here in Texas. They are Mrs.
Rebecca Huling Hill, of Lampasas; Mrs. Almonta Huling Abney,
of Brownwood; W. M. Ruling and Proctor H. Ruling, of Lam-
pasas, and M. B. Ruling, of Toyah.
Mrs. Ruling's devotion to Texas influenced her to unite with
the Daughters of the Republic of Texas at their first annual meet-
ing held at Lampasas, April 20-21, 1892. It was on this occasion
that an interview was had which drew from her the few jottings
on the "Runaway Scroape," now made a part of this sketch. Texas
had no more worthy daughter, and the Daughters of the Republic
of Texas no more devoted member.
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