1872–1933

Introduction

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Born: Jan­u­a­ry 24, 1872, Blount Coun­ty, Al­a­ba­ma.

Died: Ju­ly 10, 1933, Fort Worth, Tex­as.

Buried: Shan­non Rose Hill Mem­or­i­al Park, Fort Worth, Texas.

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Biography

Rufus was the son of Jo­el Mos­ley Cor­ne­li­us and Mar­tha Je­mi­ma Mur­phree, and hus­band of Ma­con Bur­le­son (mar­ried 1895, El­lis Coun­ty, Te­xas).

He worked in the mu­sic pub­lish­ing bus­i­ness, and at one time, was an of­fic­er of the East­ern El­lis Coun­ty Aux­il­i­ary Sing­ing Con­ven­tion.

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Music