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Margarete Welch "Rosemother" Rose Akin
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1868
Washington County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1961
Dallas County
Texas, USA

daughter of Rev. J.H.B. Rose - Miss Paine

Born at Spring Creek, Washington County, Virginia. She is a lineal descendant of John Knox, the Reformer. She moved to Texas with her parents in 1874 and lived at Burnett and Georgetown, Texas. Her father was a Presbyterian minister who came to Texas from Virginia. She attended Southwestern University from 1886-1888.

Joseph Akin married Margaret Rose on 1 January 1900 at Burnett, Texas. There were seven children born to this union: three sons and four daughters. The couple moved to Wichita Falls in 1915.

In later life, Margaret Rose Akin wrote poetry, of which a major portion was published.

Margaret Akin was living at University Park in Dallas, Texas at the time of her death.


"Life's Afterglow" was her first book of poetry published by William T. Tardy, Dallas, Texas. The title poem, "In Life's Afterglow" reads:

My youth is past, with all its dreams
And middle age of sacred years;
But now surprising glory streams -
Life's rosy afterglow appears:

I think its kinder light's advance
Will fall on silver hair and rest
In haloes that the years enhance -
Life's afterglow should be the best.

contributed by Day Yeager (#47180383)
Family links: 
  Joseph William Akin (1869 - 1946)*
  Roberta Akin Fletcher (1891 - 1986)*
  Yerger Hill Akin (1893 - 1900)*
  Joseph William Akin (1897 - 1993)*
  Henry David Akin (1900 - 2000)*
  Mary Mathilde Akin Cochran (1902 - 1991)*
  John Pohlman Akin (1904 - 1995)*
  Margaret Welch Akin Thomas (1906 - 1978)*
  Jewel Rose Akin Thomsen (1908 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Rosemont Cemetery
Wichita Falls
Wichita County
Texas, USA
Created by: Searchers of our Past
Record added: Jul 08, 2010
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Margarete Welch Rosemother <i>Rose</i> Akin
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Margarete Welch Rosemother <i>Rose</i> Akin
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Margarete Welch Rosemother <i>Rose</i> Akin
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