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Robert Rawls
Diana Cutchin
Joseph Ellis
(Cir 1834-Cir 1890)
Jane Ripley
(Cir 1828-After 1900)
John (Johnnie) Anthony Rawls
Caledonia (Callie) Ellis
Robert Addison Rawls


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1. Louise Lane Franklin
2. Lillian

Robert Addison Rawls

  • Born: 28 Aug 1904, Nansemond Co, VA.
  • Marriage (1): Louise Lane Franklin in 1938 in Osceola, Florida
  • Marriage (2): Lillian circa 1927
  • Died: 30 Mar 1950, Marion Junction, Dallas Co., Alabama at age 45
  • Buried: 2 Apr 1950, Poplar Springs Cemetery - New Annex, Franklin, Southampton Co., VA

bullet  General Notes:

The 1930 Federal Census for Palatka City, Putnam Co., Florida, District 10, page 199A, dated April 9, 1930 records Robert A. (25 - VA/VA/VA) and Lillian (23 - GA/GA/GA) Rawls with daughter Geraldine (5/12 - Florida). Robert is an Oil Company Agent and has been married to Lillian for 3 years.

It appears that Robert and Lillian divorced sometime in the 1930s: The 1940 Federal Census for St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., Florida, District 55-16, page 145B, dated April 5, 1940 records Lillian Guenther (33 - Georgia) with her daughter Geraldine Rawls (10 - Florida) with her husband George Guenther (26 - FL) living with George's widowed mother, Helen Guenther (54 - PA) at 11 South Riberid Street. Both Lillian and Geraldine report living in Palatka City, Putnam Co., Florida on April 1, 1935.
Robert Addison Rawls, 46*, of Massillion, Ala., a former resident of Franklin and of the Holland community, was instantly killed Thursday night, March 30, [1950] in an automobile accident near his home. He was the son of John A. Rawls of Holland and the late Mrs. Collie Ellis Rawls of Nansemond County.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Rawls, and a daughter, Miss Geraldine Rawls, of Massillon; his father and his stepmother, Mrs. Louise Cutchins Rawls; a sister, Mrs Margaret Rawls Boykin of Ivor; and two brothers, James Rawls of Holland and J.L. Rawls of Winter Haven, Fla.
The body arrived in Franklin on Sunday morning; and funeral services were held at the graveside in Poplar Spring Cemetery at 4 p.m., Rev. R.D. Stephenson and Rev. J.C. Lanning officiating.
Active pallbearers were Bruce Johnson, Ashby Rawls, S.W. Rawls, Jr., Charles R. Rawls, H.W. Stephenson, Jack G. Holland, Baxter Rittenberry and George Watkins.
also ...
Robert Addison RAWLS, of Massillion, AL, formerly of Franklin & Holland, Nansemond Co. native, killed in automobile accident 30 Mar 1950, near home, age 45*, interred in Poplar Spring Cemetery (Section 2, Plot 41A*), Franklin, 2 Apr 1950.
"The Tidewater News" (Franklin, VA), Apr. 7, 1950, p. 14
*Poplar Spring list gives b. 27 Aug 1904, so d. age 45. Southampton County Historical Society {SCHS} Cemetery Project:
Contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Mrs. Bruce Saunders (,

bullet  Medical Notes:

Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 <>
Robert Addison Rawls
Birth Date: abt 1905
Death Date: 30 Mar 1950
Death Place: Massillon, Dallas, Alabama
Death Age: 45
Gender: Male
Father Name: John A Rawls
Mother Name: Collie Ellis [Callie Ellis]
FHL Film Number: 1908847


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Oil Company Agent (1930).


Robert married Louise Lane Franklin in 1938 in Osceola, Florida. (Louise Lane Franklin died after 1950 in Alabama.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Florida Marriage Collection:
Groom: Robert A. Rawls
Bride: Louise Lane Franklin
County of Marriage: Osceola
Volume: 469
Certificate: 24516
Source: Florida Department of Health


Robert next married Lillian circa 1927. (Lillian was born circa 1907 in Georgia and died after 1940 in St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., Florida.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001 <>
Name: Lillian P Rawls
Gender: Female
Spouse's Name: R A Rawls
Divorce Date: 1938
County: Volusia
Certificate Number:4456

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