George William Knight

Newport Isle of Wight

Oct. 27, 1851

Jan. 29, 1891




Maria Firmston

Mortlake, Surrey, England

June 8, 1856

Dec. 17, 1882

Corpus Christi



  London, England     

     Apr. 2, 1877     

    Jan. 21, 1884     

     Muriel Emily     

  Corpus Christi     

   Nov. 16, 1878     

   Sept. 12, 1879     


 Corpus Christi     

   July 4, 1881     

  Jan. 6, 1884     


  Corpus Christi     

    Nov. 19, 1882     

    Oct. 20, 1883     

     Benjamin G.     

   Corpus Christi      

    Dec. 22, 1879     

    Apr. 14, 1949     






Photo Credit:  Rosa G. Gonzales

1.  Corpus Christi History by Murphy Givens

            Corpus Christi Caller Times (August 16, 2001). Available on microfilm.


2.  Death Notice

Provenance:  Mrs. Nora Mew Johnston


3.  Photograph

Provenance:  Mrs. Nora Mew Johnston


4.  Notice of death and Memoriam


A telegram was received from Beaumont last night, announcing the death in that place yesterday afternoon of George W. K. Mew, of this city.  Mr. Mew left Corpus Christi about six weeks ago to check up the books of the Texas Tram and Lumber company, as he had done once before, and was taken sick there with pneumonia.  A telegram was received here announcing his severe illness and Mrs. Mew went at once to attend her sick husband.  This morning at 3:45 she left Beaumont with her husband’s remains and is expected here on tonight’s train.  The Knights of Honor of which lodge deceased was a valuable member, will take charge of the remains on its arrival.  Mr. Mew came to Corpus Christi about sixteen years ago from London, but during the past few years has been absent most of the time railroading in Mexico.  He leaves, besides a loving wife, several small children to mourn his sad death in the prime of his life.  Mr. Mew is well known here and along the line of the Mexican National railroad, where he made many friends.

                                                IN MEMORIAM

Hall of Aransas Lodge, No. 78




Whereas, It has pleased the Supreme Protector of the Universe to call from our midst an esteemed brother and friend. G. W. K. Mew; Therefore, be it.

Resolved, That by the death of Brother Mew this Lodge has lost one of its best members and wise counsellors.

Resolved, That our heartfelt sympathy be extended to his wife and children in this, their said hour of bereavement, and we commend them to the kindly care of Him who doeth all things well.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread on the minutes of our Lodge, and one be sent to the afflicted family and one to the Corpus Christi Caller for publications.


R. Joseph,

Ira A. Stevens,

Jas. E. Weymouth

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