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1933 obit for Mrs. Sue O. Blevins in St. Jo
Posted by: Nita (ID *****6995) Date: March 29, 2009 at 15:25:59
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Dallas Morning News
Dallas, Texas
March 26, 1933

Wife of Early Texan Is Buried at St. Jo
Mrs. SUE O. BLEVINS
Funeral services were conducted at St. Jo, Montague County, for Mrs. SUE O. BLEVINS, 88, widow of a Confederate veteran, who was one of the first men to begin fencing the then untamed prairies of Texas and who died at the home of her daughter Mrs. R. B. POWELL, 1141 North Madison. Mrs. Blevins was born in Meggs County, Tennessee in 1844. In 1867 she married D. C. BLEVINS, who served as a captain in the Confederate Army. They came to Texas by boat in 1870, landing at Jefferson from where they traveled by ox wagon to Orange. Later they moved to Gainesville and then to St. Jo. Following the death of her husband in 1922, Mrs. Blevins came to Dallas to make her home with her daughters. Surviving are three sons, BASS BLEVINS of St. Jo, R. W. BLEVINS of Midland, JOHN D. BLEVINS of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Mrs. W. J. WALKER of St. Jo, Mrs. POWELL and Mrs. J. O. NORVILL of Dallas; two brothers, T. J. DAVIS of Decatur, Tennessee and I. J. DAVIS of Cisco; a sister Mrs. MARY MCCALLAN of Dallas, Oregon; 15 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.


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