Rev. GLEN LARUE and Mrs. DOROTHY LARUE

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Staff/Personnel

Rev. GLEN LARUE and Mrs. DOROTHY LARUE, Workers 1943-1947


TAGS: Rev. Glen LaRue and Mrs. Dorothy LaRue ; Glen LaRue ; Dorothy LaRue ; missionaries ; China Inland Mission ; OMS International ; nurses ; teachers ; housemothers ; China ; Boarding School students ; Nativity Play ;


Rev. Glen and Mrs. Dorothy LaRue, Miss Gladys Hill, Miss Goodnow. October 1946. [nace_1_035a.jpg]

It wasn’t uncommon for PMSS staff to have been involved in missionary work abroad before and/or after their time at the School. The Rev. Glen LaRue and Mrs. Dorothy LaRue were among those hearty and devoted people, bringing to the School much-needed experience in such areas as education and health care.

While Mrs. LaRue worked as a part-time nurse in the Infirmary and later as a relief housemother, Glen LaRue taught a Manual Arts class in woodworking and served as a maintenance man. They lived on the School’s campus in the Farm House during their PMSS years, 1943 to 1947.

Rev. Glen LaRue and Mrs. Dorothy LaRue: AS MISSIONARIES

A paragraph in the 1944 PMSS Family Album describes their previous missionary work:

The LaRues have come to us just this year, missionaries from the China Inland Mission,* on furlough. Mr. LaRue as woodworking instructor, and Mrs. LaRue as assistant nurse have made a real contribution to our staff.

(*The China Inland Mission was established in 1865 to minister to the inland provinces of China. Still in operation, it is an international and interdenominational Protestant Christian missionary society now working in East Asia nations. Since 1964 it has been known as Overseas Missionary Fellowship and since 1993 as OMS International.)

Mrs. LaRue worked part-time as a relief nurse from 1943 to 1944, then as a relief housemother until 1947. Her co-workers in the Infirmary were Dr. Francis Tucker, Dr. Emma Tucker, Miss Grace Rood (nurse), and Grace Feng (nurse). Evidently, The Tuckers, Miss Feng and the LaRues knew one another prior to their coming together at Pine Mountain. One of the memorable events during the LaRues’ time at the School was the wedding of Grace Feng to Mr. T.C. Liu. According to an account by Mr. Liu of his wedding, Rev. LaRue was the minister, who was “well know to Grace in China.” He then describes their work:

Both Mr. & Mrs. LaRue worked in China among the Miao tribes and the language has 7 to 9 inflections of each sound, making it much more difficult than the Chinese language. The Miaos live a very primitive life among the mountains, but are very honest and hospitable. The three children of the LaRues were born in China, and are now in school here at Pine Mountain. Both Grace and the Tuckers have visited the LaRue station in Kweichow Province, China.

Rev. Glen LaRue and Mrs. Dorothy LaRrue: THEIR CHILDREN

Nativity Play – 1946. Beth LaRue, Roy Banks, Harold Cox, Arch Lewis. [nace_1_023b.jpg]

Rev. and Mrs. LaRue’s three children, Gerald (Jerry) W. Larue, Beth Larue, and Robert (Bob) Karr Larue, graduated from PMSS Boarding School in 1946 (Jerry) and 1947 (Beth and Bob). Photographs in the PMSS Collections depict Beth and Bob participating in the School’s annual Nativity Play, with Beth as Mary. The children are also to be found among the students in the 1946 and 1947 PMSS graduation photographs. (See Gallery below.)


Rev. Glen LaRue and Mrs. Dorothy LaRue: GALLERY


Title

Rev. Glen LaRue and Mrs. Dorothy LaRue

Alt. Title

Glen LaRue ; Mrs. Glen LaRue ; Dorothy F. LaRue ;

Identifier

Rev. GLEN LARUE and Mrs. DOROTHY LARUE

Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Rev. Glen LaRue and Mrs. Dorothy LaRue ; Glen LaRue ; Dorothy LaRue ; Dorothy F. LaRue ; missionaries ; China Inland Mission ; Overseas Missionary Fellowship ; OMS International ; nurses ; teachers ; housemothers ; Dr. Francis Tucker ; Dr. Emma Tucker ; Miss Grace Rood ; Grace Feng Liu ; China ; Gerald (Jerry) W. Larue ; Beth Larue ; Robert (Bob) Karr Larue ; Boarding School students ; Nativity Play ;

Subject LCSH

LaRue, Glen
LaRue, Dorothy F.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.
Protestant churches — Missions — China — History — 20th century.

Date

2017-03-31

Publisher

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Contributor

n/a

Type

Collections ; text ; image ;

Format

Original and copies of documents and correspondence in file folders in filing cabinet

Source

Series 09: Staff/Personnel

Language

English

Relation

Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 09: Staff/Personnel

Coverage Temporal

1943-1947

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ; Kweichow Province, China ;

Rights

Any display, publication, or public use must credit the Pine Mountain Settlement School. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Donor

n/a

Description

Core documents, correspondence, writings, and administrative papers of Rev. Glen LaRue and Mrs. Dorothy LaRue ; clippings, photographs, books by or about Rev. Glen LaRue and Mrs. Dorothy LaRue ;

Acquisition

n/d

Citation

“[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

Last Updated

Bibliography

Sources

Larue, Glen. “A Staff Report…Practical Application of Labor, Academic and Group Relations,” 1944. Box 20 Series II Director’s Office Files 1913-1949; Subseries B: Subject Files, 1913-1949. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Archival material.

“Rev. Glen LaRue and Mrs. Dorothy LaRue.” Series 09: Staff/Personnel. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Internet resource.


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