Augustos Newton “Gus or Gussie” Keenum, Sr

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Augustos Newton “Gus or Gussie” Keenum, Sr

  • Birth 12 Jan 1902 Cumby, Hopkins County, Texas, USA
  • Death 3 May 1972 Plainview, Hale County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Cumby, Hopkins County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 15633234

Augustos Newton (Gussie) Keenum (Sr.) was born January 12, 1909 in Cumby, Hopkins, Texas, USA, to Joseph Stephenson Keenum & Rosean (Rosie) Toles Keenum.

Gussie's siblings this researcher has found to-date are:
- Quilla Keenum
(passed away at the age of 1)

- Minnie Lee Keenum
m. Bumpas Collins

- Lela Ann Keenum
m Arthur Clyed Richeson

- Buelah J. Keenum

- Alice Keenum
m. Arlie Alfred Gaines

- Joseph Earnest Keenum
(never married)

- Emma Keenum

Gussie met and married Lona Faye McCutchen in Hopkins, Texas, USA about 1937. There were three children from this union:

- Joan (Jo) Keenum
m. Dolan (Sonny) Carroll

- Augustos Newton Keenum Jr.
(passed away - stillborn child)

- Infant Baby Girl Keenum
(passed away about a week after her Mother, Lona, passed away)

After his wife, Lona's, death in 1941, Gussie met and married Sadie Louise Yates on December 29, 1943 in Greenville, Hunt, Texas, USA. There were two children from this union:

- Sammie Wayne (Wayne) Keenum
m. Brenda Chrystelle Gibson

- Charles Newton Keenum
(passed away as infant)

Sadly, Gussie passed away May 3, 1972 in Plainview, Hale, Texas, USA.

Rest In Peace, Gussie.


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  • Originally Created by: Gena Forsyth
  • Added: 5 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15633234
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Augustos Newton “Gus or Gussie” Keenum, Sr (12 Jan 1902–3 May 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15633234, citing Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Cumby, Hopkins County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by j* (contributor 47165802) .