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Jewel Kerr

Female 1904 - 2004  (99 years)


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  • Name Jewel Kerr  [1, 2, 3
    Born 20 Aug 1904  Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 May 2004  San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Appears to be listed as daughter Jessie born circa 1905 according to the 1920 Sabine County Census?  Jewel married to a Drawhorn. There were two Drawhorn families living next to the family of Stephen Austin Kerr on the 1920 Sabine County census. The Kerr's were household #280. Household #279 were James and Mary Drawhorn, parents of three sons, Elva, Otha and Casey, and one daughter, Florence. Additionally, Household #282 consisted of newleyweds, Ira B and Rosa L Drawhorn, with their newborn son Ira B. Drawhorn, Jr.

      San Augustine Tribune
      Thursday, May 13, 2004

      Sabine County Reporter
      May 12, 2004

      Jewel Drawhorn, of Rosevine, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away in San Augustine at Twin Lakes Care Center on May 9, 2004. Jewel spent her life as a devoted wife and homemaker for her family she loved so much. Jewel was born in Rosevine on August 20, 1904 as the daughter of Stephen Austin Kerr, Sr. and Florence Kerr. She attended public school in Rosevine where she met her husband of fifty-eight years, Elvie E. Drawhorn. Elvie died on August 5, 1978.

      Jewel was a member of the Rosevine Baptist Church. She was a longtime member of the Church Sewing Circle which was recognized for their devotion to supporting the church by designing and making quilts for sale to the public. She truly enjoyed her membership in this group and served as chairwoman for many years.

      Survivors include daughters: Jaunice WARE and husband, Billy Ray, of Huntsville; and Geraldine BLACKSTOCK and husband, Clifton of Lumberton, and their children, John BLACKSTOCK of Lumberton and Marianne DIVELY of Houston; son Paul D. DRAWHORN, and wife Aline of Nacogdoches and their children, Donna KASZYNSKI of Houston and Danny DRAWHORN of WInnie and Ricky K. DRAWHORN of Scotts Mills, Oregon; seven great-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.

      Her dedication to her friends, her church and her family will be fondly remembered by those who knew her. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2004 in the Rosevine Baptist Church with Bro. Cliff Durham officiating. Interment followed at Rosevine Cemetery.

      Pallbearers were G.W. PEOPLES, Danny DRAWHORN, Michael DIVELY, John BLACKSTOCK, Jimmy WESTMORELAND and Gary DAVIDSON. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rosevine Cemetery in care of Becky Michalec, Rt. 2, Box 343, San Augustine, Texas 75972.
    Person ID I1197  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Stephen Austin Kerr,   b. Abt 1867, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1944, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Florence E. Page,   b. Abt 1877, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1921, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Family ID F831  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elvie E. Drawhorn,   b. Bef 1902,   d. 5 Aug 1978  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1920  [4
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Aug 1904 - Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 May 2004 - San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Headstones
    Drawhorn, Elvie and Jewel (Kerr)
    Drawhorn, Elvie and Jewel (Kerr)

  • Sources 
    1. [S197] McDaniel, Robert Cecil "A Pictorial History of Sabine County Texas" (Texian Press, Waco) (Three Volumes).

    2. [S336] The Sabine County Reporter, P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas (Published Weekly), (Founded in 1883, The Sabine County Reporter (USPS 474-660) is published once a week on Wednesday. The Reporter is Published by Sabine County Reporter, Inc. Postmaster: Send change of address to P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas 75948-0700. The Sabine County Reporter and The Rambler merged March 1, 1988. Member National Newspaper Association and Texas Press Association.), November 5, 1997, Page 14, obituary of Lou T. Baldree (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S336] The Sabine County Reporter, P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas (Published Weekly), (Founded in 1883, The Sabine County Reporter (USPS 474-660) is published once a week on Wednesday. The Reporter is Published by Sabine County Reporter, Inc. Postmaster: Send change of address to P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas 75948-0700. The Sabine County Reporter and The Rambler merged March 1, 1988. Member National Newspaper Association and Texas Press Association.), May 12, 2004 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S336] The Sabine County Reporter, P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas (Published Weekly), (Founded in 1883, The Sabine County Reporter (USPS 474-660) is published once a week on Wednesday. The Reporter is Published by Sabine County Reporter, Inc. Postmaster: Send change of address to P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas 75948-0700. The Sabine County Reporter and The Rambler merged March 1, 1988. Member National Newspaper Association and Texas Press Association.), May 12, 2004, obituary of Jewel Kerr Drawhorn (Reliability: 3).