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John Foster Witt
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Birth: Jun. 27, 1863
Three Springs
Hart County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1937
Wheeler County
Texas, USA

Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002
Name: Paralee London
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 17 Apr 1890
Spouse: J. F. Witt
Marriage City: Denton
Marriage State: Texas
Source: Texas Marriages, 1851-1900

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
Name: John F Witt
Death Date: 27 Mar 1937
Death County: Wheeler
Certificate: 18554

WHEELER, March 27, (HS) - John F. Witt, 73-year-old Wheeler County pioneer, died this morning at 5:30 o'clock following several months' illness.

John Witt and his wife filed on land in Wheeler County in 1900, moving here from Foard County.

He was born in Three Springs, Kentucky, and came to Texas in 1893.

He is survived by six daughters and three sons. The daughters are Mrs. Sarah Smith, Mrs. Bonnie King, Mrs. Stella Carver and Mrs. Margaret Arnett of Amarillo, Mrs. Eugenia Chandler of Endee, N.M., and Miss Lita Witt of Dallas. The sons are C.B. Witt of Wheeler, G.S. Witt of Lefors and Dr. John L. Witt of Groom.

Mr. and Mrs. Witt also reared two nephews, Thomas Graves, killed in the World War in 1917, and Dr. J.V. London of White Deer.

Also surviving the pioneer is one brother, F.J. Witt of Amarillo and three sisters, Mrs. Julia Wooten of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Mrs. Mattie Harper of Denton, and eighteen grandchildren.

John Witt was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at the Church of Christ in Wheeler Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. C.C. Merritt, pastor, officiating.

Pallbearers will be W.L. Williams, Zack Coleman G.W. Potter, W.M. Hampton, Williard Ingram, Fred Farmer and Dick Craig.

Burial will be in the Wheeler cemetery.

(Published in Amarillo Sunday News & Globe, March 28, 1937)
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Paralee London Witt (1869 - 1952)*
 
 Children:
  Eugenia Witt Chandler (1891 - 1946)*
  Sarah Witt Smith (1894 - 1962)*
  Charles Bryan "C B" Witt (1896 - 1990)*
  Griffith Spencer Witt (1899 - 1967)*
  Lita D Witt (1901 - 1997)*
  Bonnie Witt King (1903 - 2004)*
  Stella Beatrice Witt Carver (1905 - 1998)*
  Margaret Opal Witt Arnett (1907 - 2003)*
  John London Witt (1909 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Father
 
Burial:
Wheeler Cemetery
Wheeler
Wheeler County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section A-02, Lot 2 W 1/2, Space 4
 
Created by: Edith Guynes Stanley
Record added: May 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37103436
John Foster Witt
Added by: Edith Guynes Stanley
 
John Foster Witt
Added by: Edith Guynes Stanley
 
John Foster Witt
Added by: Edith Guynes Stanley
 
 
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