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Nevada (Nevie) Lee Thornhill Newman Pharr
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1896
Rains County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1982
Bug Tussle
Fannin County
Texas, USA

My grandmother was a tiny little woman with a personality the size of Man Mountain Dean! She stood her ground and meant what she said.

Near her death, she stood about 4'8" and weighed about 86 pounds. She was very stearn and believed children should behave and do what they were told. I remember her hands, more than anything else, as I remember them seeming to have done so much work in their life...and, her smile! She had a GREAT smile! Most of our family called her Ma or Grandma Pharr, while some called her Lil' Maw.

I've found, while searching for my ancestry, that her christened name was "Nevada", which I never knew...and, I think that was intentional, on her part. I asked my Mother (Nevie's daughter), recently, why I never was made aware of the fact, and she said it was because my grandmother hated the name "Nevada". She went by Nevie, and THAT was THAT! (Unfortunately, no one knew how to spell it - or didn't bother to ask how to spell it - and many documents are mis-spelled...making it difficult to find much information on her.

I loved her....still do....

Name: Nevada Lee (Nevie L.) Thornhill Newman Pharr
Birth Date: Jan 17 1896
Birth Place: Alba, Rains County, Texas
Death Date: Nov 12 1982
Death Place: Is listed as Bugtussle on Death Certificate...but, I thought I remembered her passing in Commerce, Texas...but, I may be incorrect. SHE HATED DOCTORS!
First Husband: James Leon (Lonnie) Newman
Children of James Leon & Nevie Lee Thornhill Newman:

Dau - Thelma Minnie Lee Newman Hopgood Rushing (m1. Carl? Hopgood, m2. Alford Franklin (A.F.) Rushing)

Son - Luther B. Newman (nmn - just initial)

Dau - Daisy Mozelle Newman Castle Bost (m1. James F. Castle, m2. Henry Manless (H.M.) Bost)

Son - Jesse Leon Newman (m. Ada Ellen Corey)

Son - Elmer Roy Newman (m. Cuba Jean Yates)

Dau - Edna Lucille Newman Newman Brumett (m1. Delmer Newman, m2. Thomas William Brumett)

Son - James Edmund Newman (m. Mildred Dent)

Son - Loyce Ray (Curly) Newman - Uncle Curly married quite a few times and I can't really remember any of their names - except "Penny" & "Jo-Jo")

Son - Arley C. Newman (nmn - just initial) (m. Carol June Johnson)

All children, at the time of this posting, have died except Edna, My Mother.

Nevie's Second Husband: Samuel Amariah (S. A.) Pharr (I am still researching Grandpa Pharr's family).
-Sep 29, 2009
Family links: 
  John M Thornhill (1848 - 1930)
  Nancy P. C. Sweeden Thornhill (1875 - 1944)
  James Leon Newman (1891 - 1978)
  Samuel Amariah Pharr (1885 - 1967)
  Edna Lucille Newman Newman Brumett*
  Thelma Minnie Lee Newman Hobgood Rushing (1913 - 1994)*
  Luther B. Newman (1915 - 1932)*
  Daisy Mozelle Newman Bost (1917 - 1997)*
  Jesse Leon Newman (1919 - 1989)*
  Elmer Roy Newman (1922 - 1998)*
  James Edmond Newman (1926 - 2000)*
  Loyce Ray Newman (1929 - 1993)*
  Arley C. Newman (1934 - 1999)*
  Dora Isabel Thornhill Gowin Smith (1892 - 1984)*
  Nevada (Nevie) Lee Thornhill Newman Pharr (1896 - 1982)
  John Henry Thornhill (1900 - 1966)*
  Marian Frances Thornhill Barnes (1903 - 1977)*
  Leroy Thornhill (1906 - 1979)*
  Thomas S. Thornhill (1908 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Fannin County
Texas, USA
Created by: j*
Record added: Sep 29, 2009
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Nevada (Nevie) Lee <i>Thornhill Newman</i> Pharr
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 Added: Jul. 28, 2014
I MISS YOU, MA! Love, Your Judy...
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