Emory died in Temple, Bell Co., TX. ~~~~~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~~~~~ CAMP, Emory A. of Rockdale. Age 79. Died 1/9/1961 (Monday) in a Temple hospital where he underwent major surgery on Thursday. Burial in IOOF Cemetery, Rockdale. Graveside services by the Masonic Lodge. Rev. Frank G. Nedbalek, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Rockdale, conducted funeral services.
He was BORN in 1881 in Georgia and moved to Texas with his parents in 1887. His father was a soldier in the Confederate Army. Attended Sam Houston State Normal School, Huntsville, for a year, then got a job teaching school in North Milam County. Studied law while teaching. Following completion of legal studies at the University of Texas Law School, he taught school at Maysfield. He worked his way through law school as a waiter in the University dining hall and as a clerk in an Austin store. Later moved to Rockdale to begin the practice of law. Married Miss Elizabeth McLane in 1906. Among his many civic and business activities, Camp, often called "Mr. Rockdale" by citizens of the South Milam town, was a member of Texas Bar Asso. and the American Bar Asso. Practiced law in Rockdale since 1902 from the same office and had practiced in every level of the state & federal court system in Texas. Mayor of Rockdale for 25 years and was city attorney at the time of his death. Elder in the First Presbyterian Church, Rockdale and a member of the Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years. Served 2 terms in the Texas Legislature and co-authored some of the state's earliest insurance laws. Past-president of Rockdale State Bank and was chairman of the board of the bank when he died. Vice-president of the Rockdale, Sandow and Southern Railroad. Active in the Democratic party conventions. "The venerable lawyer still used a roll top desk in his office on Rockdale's Main Street and wore the wing collars of an earlier era."