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 Camella L Rusha “Rushie” <I>Polk</I> Aikman

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Camella L Rusha “Rushie” Polk Aikman

  • Birth 5 Jan 1874 Port Lavaca, Calhoun County, Texas, USA
  • Death 3 Jan 1967 Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Rosebud, Falls County, Texas, USA
  • Plot 0628
  • Memorial ID 32175209

Camella L Rusha Polk aka "Rushie" was born on 05 Jan 1874 in Port Lavaca (Prairie Lea), Caldwell County, Texas to Peter Melvin Polk and Susan Elizabeth Acree (both of Alabama per census records, migrated to Texas between Dec 1868 where 1st child was born and 1870 when 2nd child was born - Camilla was the 4th born of 8 known children).

Camella married William Smith Aikman on 10 Jun 1893 in Lockhart, Caldwell, Texas, USA.

She died 03 Jan 1967 in Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas and buried in Powers Chapel Cemetery. Her husband, William Smith Aikman is reportedly also buried at Powers Chapel Cemetery (but have yet found him on an interred list as of Dec 2008).

Several of their children and relations are also buried in Powers Chapel Cemetery, including one daughter already listed on findagrave: Viola Lovie Aikman

I found an interment list that shows her birth year as 1870 and notation that she was "Age 97 yrs 20 days" when she died. This is 3-4 years off from all family records, census records and her Tx death certificate (info provided by her granddaughter on her Tx Death Certificate). She did have a brother D. John Polk born ca 1870, so perhaps this is where the interment submitter had the records confused between her birth date and her brother's birth year.

Born: 04 Jan 1874 in Prairie Lea (Port Lavaca), Calhoun, Texas, USA (Soc Sec record shows the wrong birth date of 14 Jan 1874 due likely to transcription error from the Tx Death Certificate - where it appears Soc Sec transcribed a "period" as a "1" and therefore put 14 verus actual of 4.

Died: 14 Jan 1874 Sequin, Guadalupe, Texas

Buried: Powers Chapel Cemetery, Rosebud, Falls, Texas, USA -plot#0628 on 26 Feb 1874 by Green Funeral home, Marshall Green#3652 undertaker)

Parents: Peter Melvin Polk and Susan Elizabeth Acree-Polk (both of Alabama)

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  • Created by: Lynda Lehmann-French
  • Added: 14 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32175209
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Camella L Rusha “Rushie” Polk Aikman (5 Jan 1874–3 Jan 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32175209, citing Powers Chapel Cemetery, Rosebud, Falls County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Lynda Lehmann-French (contributor 47060162) .