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Roe Coy Hardy Family

Husband: Roe Coy Hardy

Born: 24 Nov 1913at: AR or TX
Married: 13 Oct 1940at: LA
Died: 04 Apr 1997at: Shreveport, LA
Buried: at: Greenwood Cemetery, Shreveport, LA
Father: Henry Harrison Hardy
Mother: Adeline Cynthia (Addie) Harris
 

Wife: Ruth Evelyn Ferguson

Born: 21 Apr 1919at: Washington, IN
Died: 11 Jul 1984at: Shreveport, LA
Buried: at: Greenwood Cemetery, Shreveport, LA
Father: Leonard William Ferguson
Mother: Kathleen Anna Augusta Jones
 

Children: 

Name: Gary Roe Hardy
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Spouses: Janet Gayle Martin  
 

Name: Danny Ray Hardy
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More Information:

About the Roe Coy Hardy Family:

From the Shreveport, LA City Directories, Ancestry.com:

1941 - Roe C. and Ruth Hardy were living at 1451 Harvard St. with Ruth's mother Kathleen Ferguson. Roe's occupation: mechanic, Shreveport Blowpipe.
1945 - R. C. and Ruth Hardy and one child were living at 2402 Darien St. No employer listed.
1946 - Roe C. and Ruth Hardy were living at 2622-1/2 Emery St. This was a garage apartment.
1948 - Roe C. and Ruth E. Hardy were living at 2622-1/2 Emery St., occupation: sheet metal worker.
1950 - Roe C. and Ruth E. Hardy, occupation: cabinet mkr, Foster Mfg.
1953 - Roe C. and Mrs. (Ruth) Hardy were living at 2737 Darien St., occupation: welder.
1955 - Roe C. and Mrs. (Ruth) Hardy were living at 2737 Darien St., occupation: welder, L.B. Stuart Co.
1956 - Mrs. Ruth Hardy was living at 3536 Clarke Blvd., working as a cashier at TG&Y Stores. Roe was not listed.
1957 - Roe C. and Ruth F. Hardy were living at 3536 Clarke Blvd., occupation: welder.


About Roe Coy Hardy:

Roe (or R. C. as he was called by his family) was raised and went to school in Hempstead and later Ouachita County, Arkansas, where his father Henry farmed and worked in the nearby oil fields. In the 1930 Census, the family was living in Ouachita County, where R. C. attended Louann High School, playing on the football team. In 1931, the family moved to Gregg County, Texas, near Longview, and settled in the Springhill community. His father worked in the oil drilling industry, which was booming in Gregg Co. at that time. R. C. worked at any job he could find in those early Depression years, including at a government Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp near Woodville, Texas.

In the late thirties he joined the Army, and was trained as an aerial gunner on a two-seat attack aircraft, the A-17. He was stationed at Barksdale Army Air Base, near Shreveport, Louisiana. There he met Ruth Ferguson, his future wife. He left the Army in 1939, and settled in Shreveport, where he and Ruth married the following year. He worked at various jobs before becoming a sheet metal worker, a trade he pursued for many years. During World War II, he worked at defense plants in Louisiana, Port Arthur, Texas, and briefly in Washington state.

After the war he continued to work as a sheet metal worker in Shreveport, and in the fifties he became a welder. He joined the Boilermakers Union, Local 79 and worked in the construction of power plants and oil and chemical refineries in Louisiana as a union member until he retired.
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In the 1940 Shreveport City Directory, R.C. Hardy was single, living at 2423 (2425) Lakeshore Dr. Listing stated that R.C. worked as a Driver.
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About Ruth Evelyn Ferguson:

Ruth came to Shreveport, Louisiana at a very early age, and lived there her entire life.
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In the 1940 Shreveport City Directory, Ruth Ferguson was single, living at 1451 Harverd St. Listing stated that Ruth worked as a Packer at Magnolia Packing.
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Obituary of Ruth Ferguson Hardy
Shreveport Times

"Mrs. Ruth Hardy
SHREVEPORT - Services for Mrs. Ruth Hardy, 65, of Shreveport, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday July 13 at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel. The Rev. Fisk Ray, associate pastor of Willow Point Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Hardy died at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday July 11, 1984, at Willis-Knighton Medical Center after a sudden illness. She was born in Washington, Indiana and was a lifelong resident of Shreveport. Mrs. Hardy was a retired shop foreman for Tackle Industries and was a member of the Willow Point Baptist Church and Shreveport Golden Age Club.
She is survived by her husband, Roe C. Hardy of Shreveport; two sons, Gary R. Hardy of Garland, Texas, Danny R. Hardy of Shreveport; one sister, Leneda Eley of Shreveport; two brothers, Homer Ferguson of Louisiana, Leonard W. Ferguson, Jr. of Shreveport; three grandchildren."
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Revised: 11-Mar-15  01:28 PM