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John Wesley "Tex" Newman
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1888
Fannin County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1955
Los Angeles County
California, USA

John Wesley Newman, born in Bonham, TX on August 2, 1888, was the son of Thomas Alexander Newman, a Civil War Veteran and former POW of Libby Prison and Annice Malissa Sparger Newman. He was married to Florence Cecil Bowlier on September 15, 1915. John Wesley died on December 5, 1955 after suffering a stroke while playing bridge.

John Wesley and Florence had four children, Robert Carter Newman, John Thomas "Jack" Newman, Raymond Edward Newman and Dorothy Mae Newman Millin. All three of his sons served in WW II. He had 4 sisters and 3 brothers, Stacy Newman Swank, Julia Maude Newman Needham, Martha Blaine Newman Putman, Margaret Hazel Newman Clifton, Henry Eugene Newman and Walter Sparger Newman.

John Wesley worked for the railroad organizing the moving and purchasing of lumber and was sent to Canada, Port Arthur and Fort William to work. He later worked as a Municipal Bondsman in a Brokers office and at the time of his death was working in Stocks and Bonds sales in California. He was a tournament bridge player.

During World War II, John Wesley sent every baseball play announced over to the servicemen around the world by Morse code.  His daughter reported that she could hear him tapping it on the mike on the radio as the announcer told the plays.  His father, Thomas, had done the same thing for the trains coming and going through Bonham, TX as a child, after he learned Morse code from the men there.
Family links: 
  Thomas A Newman (1845 - 1927)
  Annice Melissa Newman (1859 - 1932)
  John Wesley Newman (1888 - 1955)
  Walter Sparger Newman (1893 - 1966)*
  Henry E Newman (1899 - 1971)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Summerland, Map A47, Lot 6500, Space 3
Maintained by: Nancy Lee Huggins
Originally Created by: Chris Mills
Record added: Feb 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85921216
John Wesley Tex Newman
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John Wesley Tex Newman
Added by: Linda Carole Mustion
John Wesley Tex Newman
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 Added: Mar. 14, 2013

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