Lavinia E. Abercrombie
b. 9 February 1896, d. 30 December 1967
- Father: James Buford Abercrombie b. 23 July 1850, d. 5 March 1912
- Mother: Evelina Wood b. 23 October 1855, d. 10 January 1918
- Lavinia E. Abercrombie was born on 9 February 1896 in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas.
- She was known as Vinnie.
- James Buford Abercrombie and Evelina Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas. Other members of the household included Lavinia E. Abercrombie, William Adair Abercrombie, Ella A. Abercrombie, Bolling Anderson Abercrombie, James Smither Abercrombie, Anne Mitchell Abercrombie, Robert Haden Abercrombie, John Leonard Abercrombie, Charles Milo Abercrombie and Cornelia Josephine Mitchell. James and son Bolling also were enumerated in Falls County at the prison. Josie Mitchell Wood also was enumerated with her husband in Montgomery County.
- James Buford Abercrombie and Evelina Wood appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Harris County, Texas. Other members of the household included Lavinia E. Abercrombie, James Smither Abercrombie, Anne Mitchell Abercrombie, Robert Haden Abercrombie, John Leonard Abercrombie, Charles Milo Abercrombie, Joseph Rice Abercrombie and Bolling Anderson Abercrombie.
- The following appeared on 6 March 1912 in The Houston Chronicle: James Buford Abercrombie, aged 62 years, died at his home on Grantham avenue, three miles south of Houston, Tuesday afternoon. He is survived by his widow and nine children: W. A., Bolling A., J. S., Robert H., John L., Milo C., Joe W. and Misses Annie Mitchell and Vinnie E. Abercrombie.
Mr. Abercrombie was a member of San Jacinto Lodge No. 7, A. F. and A. M., at Huntsville, Texas. The remains will be shipped by Settegast & Kopf Thursday morning at 7:15 o'clock to Huntsville for interment, accompanied by members of the family.
- She married (?) Calloway circa 1916, and divorced before 1920.
- James Smither Abercrombie appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Other members of the household included Lavinia E. Abercrombie, Anne Mitchell Abercrombie, Bolling Anderson Abercrombie, Charles Milo Abercrombie, Joseph Rice Abercrombie, James M. Calloway and Cornelia Josephine Mitchell.
- She was employed as a stenographer by an oil company, according to the 1920 census.
- She married Max B. Rotholz on 10 November 1920 in Harris County, Texas.
- The following appeared on 28 March 1926 in The Times-Picayune: (Lake Charles, La.) Mrs. M. B. Rotholz and son, Max, Jr., of Omaha, Neb., are visiting Mrs. H. D. Ponton Lavinia Abercrombie Rotholz' maternal grandfather was a brother of Evelyn Lee Campbell Ponton's mother.
- Max B. Rotholz and Lavinia E. Abercrombie appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Luling, Caldwell County, Texas.
- The following appeared on 2 October 1932 in The Times-Picayune: (Lake Charles, La.) Mrs. Max Rotholz and son, Max, Jr., have returned to Houston after a visit with Mrs. H. D. Ponton.
- The following appeared on 25 September 1934 in The Dallas Morning News: (Austin, Sept. 24) Chartered: . . . Anne Abercrombie, Inc., Houston; capital stock $1,000; merchandise. Incorporators: Anne Abercrombie, Mrs. Max Rotholz and Rhena West.
- Max B. Rotholz registered for the draft in 1942 while living with his wife at 3402 Audubon Place in Houston, and employed there by her brother J. S. Abercrombie, 21st Floor, Gulf Building.
- At the time of her death Lavinia E. Abercrombie was living in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 4607 Alabama.
- Lavinia E. Abercrombie died on 30 December 1967 at age 71 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at St. Luke's Hospital.
- Her husband Max B. Rotholz became a widower at her death.
- She was interred at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
- The following appeared on 11 March 2005 in The Victoria Advocate: [Died] Max B. Rotholz Jr. He was born Dec. 26, 1921, in Houston, to the late Max B. Sr. and Vinnie Abercrombie Rotholz. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. He was the former manager of Pierce Ranch and a banker. He was a Presbyterian.
Survivors: wife, Judy Rotholz; daughters, Becky Rotholz Broesche of Bellaire and Carol West of Wharton; sons, Michael Clay Rotholz of Dallas, Jim Rotholz of Gaithersburg, Md., Don Wade Rotholz and Todd Rotholz, both of Houston, and Lee Rotholz of New York City; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive visitors 5-7 p.m. tonight at Wharton Funeral Home chapel.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Wharton, the Revs. Debbie Cenko and Charles Fisher assisting.
Burial will be at Wharton City Cemetery. Wharton Funeral Home, Wharton, 979-532-3410.
- Last Edited: 14 Jun 2012
- Charts: Descendants of ABERCROMBIE Charles & Edwina Malinda "Dicey" Booth, Descendants of WOOD William & Lydia Ballentine
Family 1: (?) Calloway b. say 1896
- James M. Calloway b. circa December 1917, d. between 1920 and 1930
Family 2: Max B. Rotholz b. 10 April 1886, d. 24 October 1977
- Max B. Rotholz Jr. b. 26 December 1921, d. 9 March 2005