Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Newman Family in Elgin County Ontario Canada - Part 7 - John Robert Newman
The Newman Family in ELgin County - John Robert Newman - Part 7
John Robert Newman, was born February 04, 1896, in Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada. John died the 30th of October 1967.
The BIRTH CERTIFICATE for John R Newman reads:
John R. L. Newman
Born February 4, 1896
Registered February 21, 1896
Father was John Newman and Susan Stephens.
The father was a Labourer.
Born and living in Port Stanley
Physician LJ Mothersill
Registrar James Gough
Birth Certificate: # 007372
John Robert married Annie Belle Parker born August 28, 1895 on January 4, 1922. Annie died in the 9th of July 1934.
The children of John Robert and Annie Belle (Parker) Newman were -
· William LeVerne Newman the son of John and Annie was born the 22nd of February 1923 and died the 10th of February 1962.
· Female Newman
· Female Newman
· Annabelle Newman s born the 4th of February 1931, died at 32 on May 23, 1963.
The military museum in St Thomas has a Book of Remembrances that shows John Robert Newman - # 3138861 who was a Private, and the son of John and Susie Newman, enlisted June 1918. He served in the Canada Western Ontario Regiment, and was discharged February 1919. Book of Remembrances, Volume 2.
In the book called the Church in the Valley for the Anglican Church in Port Stanley, John Robert Lawrence Newman shows as being born February 4, 1896, and baptized March 1, 1896. The Witness’s were the mother, and grandparents.
John Robert (Bob) married his second wife Gladys Knight in 1943. Gladys (Knight) Newman’s Obituary on January 4, 1978 in the St Thomas Times Journal reads Mrs. Gladys (Knight) Newman, 89 Manitoba St., St Thomas, passed away at the St Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, following a lengthy illness in her 61st year. Born in St Thomas on January 28th, 1917, daughter of the late Roy J Knight and Sarah (White) Knight, Mrs. Newman spent her life in the city. She was a member of Grace United Church and the Edna Rebekah Lodge. Her husband the late J. Robert Newman, passed away previously.
Surviving are two brothers, Reginald Knight of 318 Sunset Dr., and Leonard Knight of 3 Park Ave, both of St Thomas; and two step daughters Mrs. Arnold (Velma) Ross of 729 Elm St., and Mrs. Wilfred (Marion) Tribe of 18 Bell Ave., both of St Thomas. Several nieces and nephews also survive and Len Roberts of 89 Manitoba St., is a dear friend. A stepdaughter Miss Annabelle Newman and a stepson William L Newman passed away previously. Resting at L.B. Sifton, Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., where the funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 by Rev Chauncey MacKay of Grace United Church. Internment in the family plot of Elmdale Memorial Park.
A memorial service will be conducted at the funeral home Wednesday at 7:30 pm, by officers and members of Edna Rebekah Lodge.
Another article reads - Newman, Gladys (Knight) Newman – At the St Thomas Elgin General Hospital, Tuesday morning January 3rd, 1978, Mrs. Gladys (Knight) Newman, 89 Manitoba St, wife of the late Robert Newman, sister of Reginald Knight, 318 Sunset Dr. and Leonard Knight, 3 Park Ave; step mother of Mrs. Arnold (Velma) Ross 729 Elm St., and Mrs. Wilfred (Marion) Tribe, 18 Bell Avenue, and friend of Len Roberts 89 Manitoba Street, also survived by several nieces and nephews after a lengthy illness in her 61st year. Resting at the L.B. Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., where the funeral service will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Internment to be made in the family plot of Elmdale Memorial Park. A memorial service will be conducted at the funeral home Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. by officers and members of the Edna Rebekah Lodge.
The Newman plot at Union is Lot 2, SS. Perpetual care for this plot of 8 was paid by J.R. Newman. (Reference Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Sparta Road – Caretakers Union cemetery)