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George Camp II
(Cir 1793-1879)
Sarah (Sallie) Cutchins
(Cir 1813-1888)
James Leonidas Camp
Carrie Fountain Savage
Rowena Savage (Rena) Camp


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Sol(omon) Waite Rawls Sr.

Rowena Savage (Rena) Camp

  • Born: 12 Oct 1890, Franklin, Southampton Co., VA.
  • Marriage: Sol(omon) Waite Rawls Sr. on 17 Feb 1916
  • Died: 13 Feb 1980, Franklin, Southampton Co., VA. at age 89
  • Buried: Poplar Spring Cemetery, Franklin, [Southampton Co., ] VA

bullet   Cause of her death was Cardio-Pulmonary Decompensation.


bullet  General Notes:

The 1900 Federal Census, Virgnia, Southampton Co., Town of Franklin District 61 records Rowena S. Camp (Oct 1890) with her parents James L. (Dec 1858) and Carrie S. (June 1865) Camp and siblings Robert G. (Aug 1885), Sallie S. (1893), James L. Jr. (1896), Elizabeth F. (1898), and William Camp (Jan 1900).

The 1910 Federal Census, Virgnia, Southampton Co., Town of Franklin District 120 records James L. (52) and Carrie S. (44) Camp with children Robert G. (24), Rowena S. (19), Sallie S. (17), James L. Jr. (14), Elizabeth F. (12), William McG (10), and Hugh D. (7).

Franklin - A funeral service for Mrs. Rena Camp Rawls will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Franklin Baptist Church by the Rev. Ira D. Hudgins. Burial will be in Poplar Spring Cemetery.
Mrs. Rawls, 89, of 806 N. Clay Street, died Wednesday in her home, after a long illness.
She was the wife of the late Sol W. Rawls and the daughter of the late James L. Camp and Carrie Savage Camp.
Mrs. Rawls was a native and life-long resident of Franklin. She was educated at Franklin Female Seminary, a private school of that day in her native town. She was a graduate of Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C. and a post-graduate student of music. She was an accomplished pianist and leader in the Franklin Music Study Club. She was also a member of the Franklin Garden Club.
She was an active Baptist and a member of the Franklin Baptist Church. Her generosity and that of her family contributed greatly to the development of that church and to its prominence in missionary endeavors.
She was married in 1916 and is survived by a son, Sol W. Rawls, Jr., of Franklin; one sister, Mrs. W. Eldridge Smith*, Franklin; one brother, James L. Camp Jr., Franklin and four grandchildren, Mrs. David H. Adams and Mrs. Peter A. Agelasto III, both of Virginia Beach; Sol Waite Rawls III, New York City
and Miss Patricia Rawls, Norfolk.
The family suggests either flowers of a contribution to the Southampton Memorial Hospital endowment fund, Franklin.
Wright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Rowena "Rena" (CAMP; Mrs. Sol W. Sr.) RAWLS,
native & lifelong resident of Franklin, d. 13 Feb 1980, Franklin, age 89,
interred in Poplar Spring Cemetery (Annex 2, Plot 44*), Franklin,
14 Feb 1980,
"The Tidewater News" (Franklin, VA), Feb. 14, 1980, p. 10A]

[*Brother-in-law Wm. Eldridge Smith's name corrected; original text gave "Eldredge." He & Rena's sister Elizabeth F. "Betsy" (1897-1989) are buried in Annex 2, Plot 92.
Southampton County Historical Society {SCHS} Cemetery Project, Poplar Spring list:]
Contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Mrs. Bruce Saunders (, and re-formatted by File Manager.]

bullet  Medical Notes:

Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Rena Camp Rawls
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age at Death: 89
Birth Date: 12 Oct 1890
Death Date: 13 Feb 1980
Death Place: Franklin, Virginia
Burial: Poplar Spring Cemetery
Registration Date: 15 Feb 1980
Father: James L Camp
Mother: Savage
Spouse: Sol W Rawls
Military Status: none
Informant: Sol W. Rawls, Jr. (son)


Rowena married Sol(omon) Waite Rawls Sr., son of Robert Rawls and Diana Cutchin, on 17 Feb 1916. (Sol(omon) Waite Rawls Sr. was born on 3 May 1888 in Nansemond Co, VA, died on 22 Jun 1976 in Franklin (Southampton Co.), VA and was buried in Poplar Springs Cemetery - New Annex, Franklin, Southampton Co., VA.) The cause of his death was Congestibe Heart Failure.

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