NEWTON, James Boswell of Rockdale. Age 59. Died 2/16/1969 (Sat.) in a Galveston hospital after an illness of 6 weeks. Services held (Monday) at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home Chapel of Rockdale. Burial in the IOOF Cemetery in Rockdale. Rev. David Erskine officiated.
He was BORN 5/6/1909. He served 2 terms as mayor of Rockdale. Graduated from Rockdale High School and attended Texas A&M College and the Univ. of Texas. Married Miss. Dorothea Phillips of Rockdale. Past president of the State Asso. of Mutual Assessment Insurance Companies, past president of the Burial Asso. Union of Texas and a partner in the Phillips & Luckey Co. and also in the insurance business.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Dorothea of Rockdale; son, James B. Newton, Jr. of Los Angeles, CA.; daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Ann Funk of Spring Branch; 2 brothers, Charles T. Newton of Austin and Col. Frederick C. Newton of Bedford, MA.