Historic Town Of Bramwell Pioneer

John Davis Hewitt, Jr.


John Davis Hewitt, Jr.
( 1883 - 1964
)

John Davis Hewitt, Jr., 80, member of a pioneer coal family in the Pocahontas fields and himself a prominent mining engineer in Mercer County, died Friday, March 20, 1964 at 2 p.m. in Bluefield Sanitarium. Born May 9, 1883 at Foxburg, Pa., he was a son of the late John Davis and Katharine Reedy Hewitt, who came to Bramwell when he was three years old. He attended Virginia Military Institute and West Virginia University and was affiliated with Buckeye Coal and Coke Co. at Freeman until his retirement. He was prominent in athletic circles, active as a player and as a umpire in Bramwell during the 1920's. He also served as Postmaster in Bramwell for many years. He was a senior warden of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Bramwell until it closed. He became a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Bluefield. Survivors include his wife, Susan Wheeler Hewitt, whom he married in 1912; a son J. D. Hewitt III, of Long Beach, Ca.; a daughter, Katharine H. Barringer of Bramwell; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Birth: May 9, 1883 Pennsylvania, USA Death: Mar. 20, 1964 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia.

He was the son of Bramwell's first mayor and owner of the Buckeye Caol & Coke Company: Col. John Hewitt, Sr.

FRANK HEWITT

COL. JOHN HEWITT, SR.

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