Ruth Mary Conrad Maples was born in Taloga, Dewey County, OK on 10 July 1917 and died on 26 September 2011 at the age of 94 in Amarillo, TX.

She was a member of Panhandle Archeological Society, Esther McCrory Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Amarillo Genealogical Society, Santa Fe Trail, the Scottish Celtic Heritage Society, the Panhandle DAR Regents Council, and the Ruth Eccles Nugent Tent of Union Veterans. She served as president and on the executive board of all these groups.

She has helped find where her family lines originated from and how they moved westward by proving over thirty-five lines back to the American Revolution. Also, she has proven various family lines in Colonial America and other lines back to Medieval Europe.

With her research in her family history, she helped write “Bollinger Connections” and “A Maples Leaf” as well as various other stories about the family. She also worked to record various genealogical records for the National Society of the Daughter of the American Revolution.

She was also a member of Daughter of the American Revolution, Daughters of American Colonists, Daughters of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, Daughter of the War of 1812, Daughters of Colonial Wars, Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford, CT, Daughters of Loyalists and Patriots, Huguenot Society of Missouri, Descendants of Valley Forge, Antebellum Bench & Bar, Colonial Society of Daughters of Indian Wars, National Society of Magna Carta Dames, The Society of Descendants of Knights of the Life Most Nobel Order of the Garter, The Sovereign Colonial Society of Americans of Royal Descent, First Families of Twin Territories, as well as the Colonial Order of the Crown.

She also supported various historical and genealogical organizations such as the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, First Families of Ohio, Oklahoma Historical Society, Catawba Historical Society of North Carolina, Virginia Historical Society, Athens County Genealogical Society of Missouri, Cabarrus Genealogy Society of North Carolina, the National Genealogical Society, the Missouri Historical Society and the Andrew County Museum of Missouri. She was also a member of the archeological organizations such as the El Paso Archeological Society and Texas Archeological Society.

Read the full obituary in the September 28, 2011 edition of Amarillo.com.