HISTORIC BRAMWELL PIONEER

RICHARD. HEWITT (1885 - 1936)

Richard. Hewitt was the son of Colonel John D. Hewitt, Sr. Colonel Frank Hewitt served as Supertendent of Buckeye Coal & Coke Company. Richard was educated in the Bramwell Schools and attended Concord Teachers College. May Camilla "Mae" Blanton married Richard Hewitt July 9 1917 in Bramwell.

May Camilla "Mae" Blanton was the daughter of Sidney Montague Blanton and Kate Freeman-Blanton. Siblings: Brother John Carlyle Blanton; Nannie B. Blanton-Ellison; George Edward Blanton. She was the mother of Frank Stephenson Hewitt (1918-2003).

Richard's father, Col. John D. Hewitt, Sr. was born in 1847 in Lancashire, England and came with his parents to the United States in 1852. They located in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, where he attended school and later found employment in the antracite coal mines. During the Civil War he served in the 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry for two years. In 1886 he brought his family to the Flat-Top Coal Fields. When Colonel Hewitt came to Bramwell he brought his wife, formerly Miss Nancy Katharine Reedy of Pennsylvania , whom he had married in 1876. They had six children, Maude, Frank, Dick, Florance, Stevenson and John.

RICHARD HEWITT (1885 - 1936)

Birth: MAY 16, 1885

Death: MAY 10, 1936 (aged 50) Stephenson, Wyoming County, West Virginia

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Freeman, Mercer County, West Virginia.

Son of Richard & May Carmella Hewitt:

Frank Stephenson “Pete” Hewitt

BIRTH: 8 Sep. 1919 - Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia,

DEATH: 21 Dec. 2003 (age 84)

BURIAL: IOOF Cemetery Saint Marys, Pleasants County, West Virginia.

 

 

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