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Bevis O. Newton

Male 1908 - 1981  (73 years)

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  • Name Bevis O. Newton 
    Born 27 Apr 1908  Newton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 1981  [1
    • The following information about the family of Bevis O. Newton was written by Mrs. Crissy Newton, and posted on the US Genweb Project for Jefferson Co, Texas:

      Bevis O. Newton was born in Newton County, Texas in 1908, the son of Wade and Emma Newton, who were also from Newton County. Mrs. and Mrs. Wade Newton moved to Nederland about 1920, where they operated the Newton Hotel and Rooming House at 1146 Atlanta for many years. Mr. Newton died about ten years later.

      Wade and Emma were the parents of two sons, Bevis O. and Harry H. Newton, and two daughters Cecile and Mary Frances, all of whom graduated from Nederland High School. Mary Frances married Johnny Konecny, who was Nederland's coach and history teacher in 1935.

      Following graduation from High School, Harry Newton went to work for Sun Oil Company, and he and his wife Merle lived on Spring Street until Harry's death. Bevis Newton worked for Pure Oil Company for about 20 years. He then left the company and followed construction work for another 20 years until he retired.

      On December 24, 1935, Bevis Newton married Crissy Kaper, daughter of John and Minnie Kaper of 403 Fifteenth Street in Nederland. Captain John Kaper, an native of Holland, sailed for many years before he joined the Sabine Bar Pilots Association. He and Minnie Kaper resided in Sabine Pass until the 1915 storm drove them to Nederland, where they bought the former house of J. William Barr and where they resided until their deaths.

      Bevis and Crissy Newton build their first home at 323 Fifteenth Street, next door to her parents. About 25 years ago, they moved their old home away and built the blond brick home in which Crissy Newton still resides.

      Bevis and Crissy Newton were the parents of two sons, Bevis O. Newton, Jr. and John Wade Newton. Bevis Jr died in 1955 of leukemia, a childhood diease that he struggled with for many years. He died at the age of eighteen.

      Bevis Newton Sr was a thirty-second degree Mason. After a few years of retirement, he died in 1981, survived by his wife Crissy and son John Wade. As of 1991, his sisters are still living, Cecile in Houston and Mary Frances Konecny in Bryan, Texas.

      Deceased members of the Kaper and Bevis Newton families are either interred or entombed at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches.
    Person ID I9517  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Wade Archibald Newton,   b. 6 Feb 1880, Newton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1950, Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Mary Emma Powell,   b. Abt 1883, Newton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1966, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1903  Newton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F4313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Crissy Kaper,   b. 5 Nov 1909,   d. 1 Feb 1996  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1935 
     1. Living
     2. Bevis O. Newton, Jr.,   b. Aft 1937,   d. 1955  (Age ~ 17 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F4371  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S333] - U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current [database online], ( Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.).

    2. [S228] Newton County Historical Commission, NEWTON COUNTY TEXAS MARRIAGE RECORDS 1900-1940.

    3. [S873] Find A Grave [database online];, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 65876755 (Reliability: 3).