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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
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.

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"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: 
 Spouse:
  Joseph William Akin (1869 - 1946)*
 
 Children:
  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
 
Burial:
Rosemont Cemetery
Wichita Falls
Wichita County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Searchers of our Past
Record added: Jul 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54686323
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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