Father

George William Knight

Newport Isle of Wight

Oct. 27, 1851

Jan. 29, 1891

Beaumont

 

Mother

Maria Firmston

Mortlake, Surrey, England

June 8, 1856

Dec. 17, 1882

Corpus Christi

 

         Maude     

  London, England     

     Apr. 2, 1877     

    Jan. 21, 1884     

     Muriel Emily     

  Corpus Christi     

   Nov. 16, 1878     

   Sept. 12, 1879     

         Ada     

 Corpus Christi     

   July 4, 1881     

  Jan. 6, 1884     

           Tom      

  Corpus Christi     

    Nov. 19, 1882     

    Oct. 20, 1883     

     Benjamin G.     

   Corpus Christi      

    Dec. 22, 1879     

    Apr. 14, 1949     

 

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Photo Credit:  Rosa G. Gonzales


1.  Individual headstone

Photo Credit:  Rosa G. Gonzales 

 

2.  News item, 1908

Mr. Ben C. Mew has just returned to Corpus Christi after a three-year’s stay in Arizona and New Mexico.  He expressed himself as being greatly surprised at the growth of Corpus Christi since his departure.

 

Source: Corpus Christi Weekly Caller, February 7, 1908, p. 4, col. 3

Research by:  Michael A. Howell

Transcription by:  Geraldine D. McGloin, Nueces County Historical Commission

 

3.  Obituary

 

Ben G. Mew Dies Following Long Illness
Benjamin G. (Ben) Mew, 69, native Corpus Christian, died at 2 a.m. today at his residence, 3165 Huisache, following a long illness. Born Dec. 22, 1879, he was the son of Mrs. And Mrs. G. K. W. Mew, pioneer residents. He was educated in the local public schools and worked for many years as pharmacist for the Joshua Smith Drug Store. He then moved to Boulder, Colo., and worked as druggist, then moved to Beeville, where he was agent for Texas Oil Co.

Oil Scout and Contractor
After working as oil scout in Phoenix, Ariz., for a time he returned to Corpus Christi in 1926 and joined his brother, Charles Mew, in the contracting business. Following his brother’s death in 1927, he continued operating the business and completed the contracting firms project at the Port of Corpus Christi and the area surrounding the port site. He also was dirt contractor on the bay front project. For the past two years he had devoted his time to ranching interests in Duval County. Mew was a charter member of Pioneer Firemen Co. 1. For a while he worked as a bridgeman and construction superintendent for SA & AP Railroad. He father came from England in 1875 and operated one of the first general merchandise stores, located where Thomas Model Pharmacy now stand. The family lived where Blacknall Motor Co. is now located.
 

Funeral Tomorrow
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ivis Moore Mew; one son, Ben G. Mew, Jr., and one brother, John Mew, all of Corpus Christi. Funeral services will be held at Dunne Funeral Chapel at 10 o’clock Saturday morning, with the Rev. David S. Rose, rector of the Church of  the Good Shepherd, officiating. Burial will be in Old Bayvew Cemetery

Source:  Corpus Christi Times, April 15, 1949, Section A, p. 1, col. 5

Benjamin G. Mew
Funeral services for Benjamin G. (Ben) Mew, 69, who died yesterday at his home, 3165 Huesache following a long illness, will be held this morning at 10 o’clock at Dunne Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David S. Rose, rector of the Church of the good Shepherd, officiating. Burial will be in Old Bayview Cemetery.  Mew was born here Dec. 22, 1879, the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. K. W. Mew, pioneer residents. Educated in local schools, he worked for many years at pharmacist for the Joshua Smith Drug Store. He later served in the same capacity in Boulder, Colo. Moving to Beeville, he became an agent for the Texas Oil Co.  He entered the contracting business with a brother, Charles, in 1926 and continued operating the business after his brother’s death in 1927.  He completed the contracting firm’s project at the Port of Corpus Christi and the area surrounding the port site. For the past two years he had devoted his time to ranching interests in Duval County.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ivis Moore Mew; on son, Ben G. Jr., and one brother, John, all of Corpus Christi.

Source:  Corpus Christi Caller, April 16, 1949, Section A,  p. 2, col. 2
Research by:  Msgr. Michael A. Howell
Transcription by:  Geraldine D. McGloin, Nueces County Historical Commission








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