|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1838|
|Death: ||Mar. 10, 1926|
The San Antonio Express, Thursday Morning, Mar. 11, 1926.
"Mrs. F. M. Newton, Who Attended First Protestant Services Held in San Antonio, Dead.
...Mrs. Frank McCarty Newton Sr., a resident of San Antonio of 66 years, died Wednesday morning at the home of her son, Joe S. Newton, 220 West Dewey Place, where she had made her home for the past few months. Her body will lie in state in the First Presbyterian Church Thursday afternoon preceeding the funeral.
...Mrs. Newton was the oldest living member of this church and one of its earliest members. She attended services in the fist Protestant church ever opened in the city, an old adobe building which stood on Commerce Street on the site of the old Newton-Weller store. In those days the worshipers often carried their own chairs, lanterns and in some instances, firearms needed for emergenies for self-protection, she recalled.
...She was a native worker in the Presbyterian Church when the congreation bought property and built on the corner of North F? and Houston Streets. During the war the partially built church was partitioned off with canvas and used for religious services pending its ultimate completion some time later. In recent years the church was moved to its present site on North Alamo Street where Mrs. Newton remained an active worker and a faithful attendant on services as long as her health would permit.
...Clarinda Sibert was born July 10, 1838 in New Market, VA. She was a daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Marye Sibert. In 1858 she came to Texas with her sister, Bettie (Betsey) and her brother John. They sailed down the Mississippi River from Cooper, Mo., landing at Br??? City. For a time they lived in Port Lavaca.
...She was married to Frank McCarty Newton on April 20, 1860. They came to San Antonio by stage and settled at O??, a point which is now the intersection of Travis and North Flores Streets. In the fall of the same year they moved into the old homestead on North Flores Street and Newton Alley, where she lived for 54 years, moving in recent years to West Russell Place. [Her husband F.M.] Newton died April 1, 1902.
...Surviving are three sons, Lee Newton of Austin and Frank and Joe Newton of San Antonio; four daughters, Mrs. Clara Whitworth, Mrs. Julia Price and Mrs. Charles Jackson, all of San Antonio, and Mrs. Herbert Springall of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. Mary Moffett of Harrisonburg, VA who is 91 years old, and 21 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
...Funeral services will be conducted Thursday by Rev. P. B. Hill, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church; Dr. Arthur Jones, her former pastor and Rev. Stuart Pearce, pastor of the Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church. Elders of the First Presbyterian Church will serve as honorary pallbearers and [the] pallbearers will be her grandsons, Harry Lee Newton, Dan Murphy, Frank Newton, Lawrence Newton, Walton Springall and Francis Springall."
Obituary provided by Amy Hunt
Complimenting the obituary, Clarinda's father-in-law, Samuel Newton, was one of the founders of the First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio.
Francis McCarty Newton (1827 - 1902)
Mary Frances Newton Murphy (1864 - 1909)*
Virginia Newton Patterson (1866 - 1920)*
Henry Lee Newton (1868 - 1946)*
Clara Newton Whitworth (1869 - 1946)*
Frank Richards Newton (1871 - 1956)*
Joseph Samuel Newton (1873 - 1946)*
Bessie Newton Springall (1876 - 1954)*
Julia Newton Price (1877 - 1963)*
Edith Newton Jackson (1879 - 1950)*
July 10, 1838
March 10, 1926
Alamo Masonic Cemetery
Plot: Section C, plot 16
Maintained by: Don Blauvelt
Originally Created by: Beth Sanders
Record added: Sep 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15769370