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 Claude Newman

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Claude Newman

  • Birth 1 Dec 1923 Stuttgart, Arkansas County, Arkansas, USA
  • Death 4 Feb 1944 Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 83862228

Son of Willie and Floretta (Young) Newman.
Executed for the murder of Sid Cook, who was attacking Claude's wife.
While on death row, received a Miraculous Medal from another prisoner which he placed around his neck, That evening he had a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He converted to the Catholic Faith. Several months after his execution, in May 1944, while another prisoner (James Hughes) who hated Claude was seated in the electric chair, James had a vision of Claude with the Blessed Mother standing behind him with Her hands on his shoulders.


  • Created by: PAL
  • Added: 22 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83862228
  • Jim McMahon
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Claude Newman (1 Dec 1923–4 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83862228, citing Beulah Cemetery, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by PAL (contributor 47161381) .