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 Alice R. <I>Ruthven</I> Cameron

Alice R. Ruthven Cameron

Indiana, USA
Death 31 May 1950 (aged 86)
Elgin, Bastrop County, Texas, USA
Burial Blue, Lee County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 47631203 · View Source
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In 1884, Alice married John Cameron, who was a well known preacher in the area. They never had any children.

"Among the Old-timers left are the Rev. John C. Cameron, soon 80, only living charter member, and still an active leader in the church. His wife, Alice, is the daughter of the late Col. (Edwin Volney) Ruthven, a deceased pioneer. They have no children. Their home is the mecca of relatives and friends and most of the young people think they haven't been properly married unless Uncle John has "tied the knot". They are highly esteemed and the community expresses love and appreciation of them every so often in a material way thorugh old fashioned poundings or pantry showers. They recall when wild cattle and horses roamed the Yeguas, and wild deer and turkey abounded with no game laws or wardens to mar the pleasure of hunting. A man those days saw a bunch of wild horses, selected a certain one, roped it if he could and blindfolded it to saddle and it was his for keeps. Many were caught in this manner and then sold, when broke to the bit."

Source: Souvenir Edition, Dedicated to the Good People of the Blue Community, The Elgin Courier and Four County News, Elgin, Bastrop County, July 6, 1939.

///1870 Census///
Name: Alice Ruthven
Age in 1870: 6
Birth Year: abt 1864
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1870: District 9, Warren, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: McMinnville
Household Members:
Name Age
Edwin V Ruthven 38
Fybia L Ruthven 35
Wm F Ruthven 13
Julia C Ruthven 10
Edwin M Ruthven 8
Alice Ruthven 6
Thos Y Ruthven 4
Martha V Ruthven 7/12

///1900 Census///
Name: Alice Cameron
Age: 35
Birth Date: Sep 1864
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 4, Montgomery, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital status: Married
Spouse's Name: John Cameron
Marriage Year: 1884
Years Married: 16
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother: How many children: 0
Household Members:
Name Age
John Cameron 40
Alice Cameron 35

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  • Maintained by: vickie smith hagedorn
  • Originally Created by: Melanie Hester
  • Added: 5 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47631203
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alice R. Ruthven Cameron (24 Apr 1864–31 May 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47631203, citing Center Point Cemetery, Blue, Lee County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by vickie smith hagedorn (contributor 47124016) .