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2176. Calvin J. Bedwell1493,1494 was born on 25 Mar 1881 in Houston County, Tennessee.781

Note: WWI draft registration says he was born in Mar 1877, but 1900 Census showed him as born in 1881.
He died on 23 Jul 1952. He was buried in Moore Cemetery, Houston County, Tennessee.

• The 1910 Census for Weakley County, Tennessee, taken 20 Apr 1910, shows Calvin Bedwell, 29, a farmer who rents, as head of household that includes Lessie, 20, his wife of five years who has had three children with one still living; and daughter Ethel B., 10/12 (born about June 1909).

• World War I draft registration card shows Calvin Bedwell, born 25 Mar 1877, a resident of Erin, Houston County, Tennessee. Nearest relative is Lessie Bedwell. He is a laborer who is described as tall with a slender build, with brown eyes and dark hair.

• The 1920 census for District 8, Houston County, Tennessee, taken 2 Jan 1920, shows Calvin Bedwell, 40, as a farmer who rents on Erin Road, as head of household with: wife Leslie, 29; son Jay D., 10; son Marlin, 8; son George, 6; and daughter Ethel, 3 & 1/12.

• 1930 Census for Princeton, Caldwell County, Kentucky, taken 8 Apr 1930, shows Calvin Bedwell, 52, a house carpenter who is renting a home for $5/mo, as head of household consisting of: Lessie, age 38, his wife of 22 years; son J.D., 19, a farm laborer; son Marlin, 15; son George, 13; son Gilbert, 9; son Aurther, 6; son Hurling, 2 & 11/12; and son Royce E., 8/12. All were born in Tennessee (curiously, Calvin lists his parents as having been born in Illinois).

Calvin J. Bedwell and Lessie Ruth Adams were married about 1907.1495 Lessie Ruth Adams1496,1497 (daughter of Bill Adams and Ruth Emery) was born on 18 Jun 1890 in Houston County, Tennessee.1496,1498 She appeared in the census in 1920 in Houston County, Tennessee.1499 She died of cancer on 21 Sep 1939 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.1498 She was buried in Erin, Houston County, Tennessee.1498 Calvin J. Bedwell and Lessie Ruth Adams had the following children:



Ethel B. Bedwell1500 was born in Jun 1909 in Tennessee.1501 She died before 2 Jan 1920.

• Not shown living with family in 1920 Census. Did she die as a child?



Jay D. Bedwell1499 was born about 1910 in Tennessee.1502

Might be the J. D. Bedwell whose wife, Pauline McGee Bedwell, died of complications of pregnancy on Oct 21 1936 in Nashville, Tennessee (see death certificate on file).



William Marlin Bedwell.



Ethel Bedwell1502 was born in Dec 1916 in Tennessee.1502

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Source: “The Stewart-Houston Times” Newspaper, a weekly newspaper of Stewart County and Houston County, Tennessee
Date of Newspaper: Wednesday, March 4, 1970
Page: Front Page
Name: Ethel M. (Bedwell) Pentecost
Age: 62
Born: Date not listed, a native of Houston County, TN.
Died: Exact date of death not listed
Funeral: February 19, 1970
Burial: Cowden Cemetery in Davidson County, TN.
Parents: Calvin Bedwell and Lessie Adams
Surviving Spouse: George R. Pentecost
Surviving Children: None Listed
Surviving Siblings: J. D. Bedwell, Marlin Bedwell, William G. Bedwell, Hugh C. Bedwell, Arthur A. Bedwell



George Oscar Bedwell.



Gilbert Bedwell1495 was born about 1921 in Tennessee.1495



Arthur Bedwell1495 was born on 22 Oct 1924 in Tennessee.452,1495 He died on 26 Nov 1989 in Fredonia, Caldwell County, Kentucky.452

This might be him:
Name: Arthur Bedwell SSN: 407-24-3802 Last Residence: 42411 Fredonia, Caldwell, Kentucky, United States of America Born: 22 Oct 1924 Died: 26 Nov 1989 State (Year) SSN issued: Kentucky (Before 1951 )



Hurling Bedwell.



Royce E. Bedwell1495 was born about Sep 1929.1495