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Anna A "Gussie" Rowlett
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Birth: Aug., 1869
Death: Jan. 13, 1949

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Around the turn of the century, a group of young women met and organized the M.I.P. Club, which in Latin means much in little. Their purpose was for literary achievement and to establish a much needed library, the first to be in Rockdale. Miss Gussie Rowlett was instrumental in promoting the club. Both the club rooms and library were carried on upstairs in the old Opera House, the location being on the second floor of the City Hall. A quota of twelve was the membership and their study was of Shakespearian classics. The library they founded was well patronized and to finance this worthy project the members gave various entertainment made up of local talent. Among the charter members were Miss Rowlett, Carrie and Mamie Lewis, Minnie Perry Stribling, Topsy Perry, Imogene Hicks, Lalia Leonard, and later members were Margie and Alice Lockett and Minnie Cade, the high school Latin teacher. [As researched by Mrs. L.E. Selden]
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From her Texas certificate of death
Name: Miss Gussie Rowlett
Death Date: 13 Jan 1949
Death Place: Newton Memorial Hospital, Milam County, Texas
Gender: Female
Race: White
Death Age: 79 years
Estimated Birth Date: 1869
Birthplace: Navasota, Texas
Marital Status: Never married
Mother's Name: Baxter
Occupation: Retired Missionary
Place of Residence: Cameron, Milam, Texas
Cemetery: Rockdale city cemetery
Burial Place: Rockdale, Texas
Burial Date: 14 Jan 1949 Removal
Informant: Mrs. John A. Smith Sr.
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Family links: 
  Thomas M Rowlett (1843 - 1878)
  Francis E Baxter Rowlett (1847 - 1913)
  Anna A Rowlett (1869 - 1949)
  Henry Edgar Rowlett (1872 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Old City Cemetery
Milam County
Texas, USA
Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: May 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70547323

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 Added: May. 29, 2011

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