|Birth: ||May 3, 1891|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 21, 1930|
*On the same stone with Dorothy Lucille Gwinn
THE PARIS NEWS, Saturday, February 22, 1930..
Dr. C.A. Gwinn, 49 years old, well known Paris orthepedic specialist, was found dead in his bed in Texas Hotel at an early hour Friday morning. Death was attributed to natural causes.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Manton-Fry Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. W.M. Wright, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
Dr. Gwinn was found when a guest in an adjoining room investigated after hearing a telephone ring for some time in his room. He was said to have been lying naturally in his bed, with no evidence of a struggle as he died.
Born in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, he came to Texas in 1914 in the service of the United States Government. He served two years and eight months in the US ARMY in WORLD WAR I, with the FIRST DIVISION. He was a member of the San Antonio Masonic Lodge, being a 32nd degree Mason. He came to Paris several years ago and opened an office for the practice of orthopedy and the manufacture of braces for crippled limbs. About a year ago he established an electroplating plant at his home on East Houston for finishing mental work.
Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Lucille McIntyre Oliver, and a 15 months old daughter, Billie Ruth Gwinn; two step-daughters, Misses Mary Jo and Dorothy Lee Oliver, who reside here; a son, Elmer Gwinn, who lives in Virginia. Elmer Gwinn, who is visiting his father but was out of the city Friday, had not been located late last night, and funeral arrangements were delayed pending advice from him.
THE PARIS NEWS, Tuesday, February 25, 1930..
Funeral services for Dr. C.A. Gwinn, who was found dead in his room at a Paris hotel Friday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Manton-Fry Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. W.M. Wright. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery.
LAMAR COUNTY INQUESTS, May 2, 1916 to December 1938..
Precinct One, Justice of the Peace, Inquest Record Book Number 1, Record 38:
Dr. C.A. Gwinn
Age: 49 years
Height: about 5 ft. 11 in
Weight: 160 or 165 pounds
Residence: 400 E. Houston
Died: February 21, 1930 in room at Texas Hotel
Inquest: In room at Texas Hotel where found
'Was discovered by Dr. D.B. Ault whose room was next to deceased, attention attracted to deceased's room by his telephone ringing, which he did not answer. Dr. Ault went in room to call him and found him dead. F.J. Wood, proprietor of the Hotel, was next in the room. Dr. E.H. Stark was called and he viewed the body. After viewing the body of Dr. Gwinn and finding the body on the bed in a regularly composed position, and examining the contents of the room, finding nothing to indicate any violence in any way and investigating all those who might have some knowledge of his habits, also Dr. Stark who viewed the body. I find he came to his death by natural causes, as far as I could determine.' J.L. Shanklin, J.P. Precinct One, Lamar County.
Dorothy Lucille McIntyre Gwinn (1904 - 1965)
Billie Ruth Gwinn Skidmore (1928 - 1999)*
Created by: Linda Moore
Record added: Sep 30, 2011
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Added: Jun. 18, 2013