The Life of Ruby Martin: Early School Days

By Lia Hillman — Hung above her living room chair is a plaque that signifies Ruby Broadbent Martin as the oldest attendee at the 2022 Old Settlers Reunion. At 96 years old, Martin vividly remembers growing up near Leedey, attending high school during War World II, working at Security State Bank, owning a grocery store with her husband and much more. Martin, her parents and her siblings moved from Custer County to Roger Mills County in 1933.“My dad had met a man who was losing his land,” she said. “He had 640 acres, and my dad had half that much…

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