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 John Calvin Newsom

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John Calvin Newsom

  • Birth 1874 Pisgah, Randolph County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 1941 Whiteville, Columbus County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Whiteville, Columbus County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 24810250

John Calvin, son of John Alexander Newsom and Mary Ellen Luck of Pisgah, Randolph Cty N.C. He was a lumberman looking for good stands of timber to buy when he met May Lavonia Sidbury in Onslow Cty N.C. near Hampstead. He eloped with her and made a life in Wilmington and Whiteville N.C. Managing a hotel in Wilmington and sawmills in and around Whiteville. He was a good businessman. He had 3 sons and a daughter. Clifford, Chester, Leslie and Mamie Ray. Chester died soon after birth. John died at home of respitory problems, probably bronchial pneumonia in his own bed in 1941.


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  • Created by: Larry Newsome
  • Added: 22 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24810250
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Calvin Newsom (1874–1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24810250, citing Whiteville Memorial Cemetery, Whiteville, Columbus County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Larry Newsome (contributor 46979502) .