Elihu Newton

Elihu Newton

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Death 21 Apr 1925 (aged 80)
Burial Southlake, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 27360211 · View Source
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REV. E. NEWTON DIES. Rev. Elihu Newton, who died Tuesday afternoon, April 21st, at the home of his son, Fifer, in Fort Worth, was born in Tennessee in 1845, and at the age of twelve came to Texas with his parents, who settled west of Grapevine between Bransford and Smithfield. He had been a Baptist Minister for 60 years, was converted at the old Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and began active work at once. Bro. Newton enlisted in the Confederate army during the Civil war under Gen. Ganoe of Dallas. After his return, he married Miss Mary White of Bransford. Nine children were born to this union, three of whom survive him, Fifer and Oscar of Fort Worth and Lewis of Wichita Falls. He also is survived by two brothers, Alfred, a Baptist Minister of Arkansas, and Billie of Oklahoma, and 18 grand children and 11 great grand children. Bro. Newton was one of the most widely known and best loved Ministers of Tarrant County, having served as Pastor sometimes two and three different calls at the same place at some 14 or more churches in Tarrant and surrounding counties. His last pastorate with the Grapevine Church was in 1903-1905 and it was through his efforts that the present Baptist Church was built, but before its completion it was necessary for him to leave on account of poor health following an illness from small-pox, and he moved to Ochiltree in August, 1905. When his health was sufficiently recovered he began preaching again, serving as County Missionary of Ochiltree County and organized the Baptist Church at Ochiltree, the first church in the county. He lived in the west about 10 years, moving to Dalhart, Dumas, Tolbert, Vernon, and again to Ochiltree, always doing Missionary work if not a pastor. He then returned to Tarrant County and then to Grapevine where he resided until the death of his wife in Sept., 1923, and then went to make his home with his son, Oscar, of Fort Worth. His last pastorate was with the Pleasant Run Baptist Church. During Gov. Hogg's administration he served two terms in the Legislature and while in Ochiltree served two terms as County Judge. Funeral services were conducted at the Grapevine Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon, April 23rd and interment at the White's Chapel Cemetery (Compiled from the Grapevine Sun).


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  • Added: 5 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27360211
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elihu Newton (23 Jan 1845–21 Apr 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27360211, citing Whites Chapel Cemetery, Southlake, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by tubbfan (contributor 47070525) .