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Oscar Ervin "Ott" Bevers
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1895
Death: Aug. 15, 1967

Oscar Ervin Bevers was born July 12, 1895, in Cooke County,Texas, & moved to Lakeview in 1913. He married Miss Grace Gosdin Sept. 11, 1919, at Memphis.
Ott Bevers was actively engaged in farming all of his adult life in the Lakeview community. He was very active in civic & community affairs and devoted much time & energy to the progress of Memphis and Hall County.
He served over 12 years on the Lakeview school board; helped organize the Lakeview Farmers Cooperative Gin and served as a director for many years. He helped organize the Upper Red River Irrigation & Food Control Dist. in the late 1930's and served as a director & officer of the district until his death. Ott served 3 years as a director of the Memphis Chamber of Commerce & Hall County Board of Development. He also served for 10 years on the board of the Farmers Home Administration, during which time he was a prime mover in aiding young farmers in their purchases of farmlands in the county. In the 1930's he was instrumental in getting WPA funds which were used to improve the physical plant of Lakeview schools. Mr. Bevers promoted the first paved road in this county which is now known as Highway 256. Mr. Bevers was active in assisting the formation of the Hall County Electric Cooperative and was personally responsible for signing up farmers for the service, all the way from Memphis to Roaring Springs. He & V.C. Durrett helped establish the Memphis Cotton Classing Office, which now serves cotton growers in a 20ócounty area. Through all his adult life, he was an active member of the Democratic party, & served as precinct chairman at Lakeview for approximately 16 years. He was a friend of many national & state public officials, & had appeared in Washington & Austin many times lobbying for the interests of his county. At the time of his death he was serving as county campaign chairman for Governor John Connelly & Senator Ralph Yarborough. He helped organize the Lakeview Lions Club; was a charter member and past president. He is a past Noble Grand of the Lakeview Odd Fellows Lodge; a member of the American Legion, serving in the U.S. Navy during World War I. 
Family links: 
  Spencer DeKalb Bevers (1843 - 1911)
  Sybil Henrietta Bowen Grogan Bevers (1858 - 1915)
  Grace Gosdin Bevers (1899 - 1970)
  Barney Joe Bevers (1922 - 1991)*
  Annette Meacham Bevers (1924 - 1924)*
  William Shiloh Bevers (1867 - 1949)**
  Desdemonia Bevers Hammons (1871 - 1928)**
  Johnnie F Bevers (1875 - 1876)**
  Louisa Bevers Sullivan (1877 - 1944)**
  Mary C Bevers Clore (1878 - 1902)**
  Albert Sidney Bevers (1880 - 1973)**
  Charles Spencer Bevers (1883 - 1973)**
  Virgle Lee Bevers (1886 - 1980)*
  Elzy Delain 'Dill' Bevers (1890 - 1971)*
  Grover Spencer Bevers (1893 - 1907)*
  Oscar Ervin Bevers (1895 - 1967)
  James Edgar Bevers (1897 - 1980)*
*Calculated relationship
Lakeview Cemetery
Hall County
Texas, USA
Plot: Lot 55
Maintained by: Ben Bevers
Originally Created by: Nan Hubbard-Kelly:)
Record added: Dec 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45824709
Oscar Ervin Ott Bevers
Added by: Mary Hubbard Miller
Oscar Ervin Ott Bevers
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 Added: Jun. 2, 2011

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