John Woodrow Sewell

4 October 1879–16 September 1954 (Age 74)
Madison, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of John Woodrow

When John Woodrow Sewell was born on 4 October 1879, in Madison, Tennessee, United States, his father, Pleasant Perry Sewell, was 23 and his mother, Lucy Jane Elizabeth Kirby, was 19. He married Eula Inez Catherine Deering in January 1901, in Wise, Van Zandt, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Cooke, Texas, United States for about 30 years. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 16 September 1954, in Nocona, Montague, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in St. Jo, Montague, Texas, United States.

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John Woodrow Sewell
Eula Inez Catherine Deering
Marriage: January 1901
Lonnie Hollis Sewell
Clyde Houston Sewell
Alpha Mae Sewell
Clarence W Sewell
Clifford Johnnie Sewell

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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway
Age 2
Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 2
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!
Age 21
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal names Siwal(d) and Sewal(d), Old English Sigeweald and Sǣweald, composed of the elements sige ‘victory’ and sǣ ‘sea’ + weald ‘rule’.2 English: habitational name from Sewell in Bedfordshire, Showell in Oxfordshire, or Seawell or Sywell in Northamptonshire, all of which are named from Old English seofon ‘seven’ + wella ‘spring’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (30)

  • John W Sewell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J W Sewell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John W Sewell, "United States Census, 1920"

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