Kitty Bell (Lynch) McEwin (1894-1982)

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Kitty Bell McEwin (Lynch)

Also Known As: "Kittie"
Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Chicota, Lamar County, TX, USA
Death: January 3, 1982 (87)
Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States
Place of Burial: Chicota, Lamar County, TX, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James "Jim" Henry Lynch (1866-1965) and Edna Ann (Lee) Lynch (1873-1902)
Wife of James 'Weaver' McEwin (1888-1976)
Mother of Robert James McEwin (1912-1929); Bruce Eska McEwin (1914-2006); Mack 'Lee' McEwin (1917-2004); Charles Kenneth McEwin (1919-1997); Mary 'Kathryne' (McEwin) Crook (1923-2016) and 5 others
Sister of Ira Lynch (1898-?) and Thomas "Tom" Lynch (1901-1977)

Managed by: Jim Semple, Jr
Last Updated:

About Kitty Bell (Lynch) McEwin (1894-1982)

SEE "Timeline" for chronological order of life events including any photos and documents as available; SEE "Media" for any documents and photos included from "Timeline" as available.


Kitty Bell Lynch (a) was born May 17, 1894, in Chicota, TX, a daughter of James “Jim” Henry Lynch and Edna Ann (Lee) Lynch. She had 2 brothers, Ira Lynch (1898-1992) and Thomas "Tom" Lynch (1901-1977).

Kitty grew up in her grandmother's home since her mother died when she very young, around age 6. She attended Chicota, TX and Roswell, N.M. schools.

On Dec. 7, 1911, Kitty Lynch married James Weaver McEwin in Antlers, Oklahoma. Reportedly, she eloped with Weaver by catching a train in nearby Arthur City, TX when she was 17 years old (b). Her father was not happy about the marriage.

They became the parents of Robert James McEwin; Bruce Eska McEwin; Mack 'Lee' McEwin; Charles Kenneth McEwin; Mary 'Kathryne' (McEwin) Crook; Robbie Jo (McEwin) Dancer; Tom 'Sonny' McEwin; Roma Janice (McEwin) Dahl; Myrna Alice (McEwin, Hutchison) Foster and Edna Virginia "Ginna" (McEwin, Armstrong) Beaird.

She was a member of the Chicota Presbyterian church, the Ladies Adult Sunday School Class, and the Ladies Missionary Society. Also, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star organization.

On Sunday, January 3, 1982, Kitty (Lynch) McEwin, age 87, died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paris, TX, at 1 p.m. Services were held at 3:30 p.m. on the following Tuesday in the Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Julian T. Hendren officiating. Burial was in the Chicota Presbyterian Cemetery, Chicota, Lamar County, TX.

Footnotes: (a) Variations of her name from earliest references (U.S. Census records, children’s births) list as Kittie, Kittie Bell, Kittye Bell or Kittie Belle, but later references (family obits, SS/Death index, gravestone) list as Kitty or Kitty Bell (Birth cert: NA). (b) Since her marriage date was in Dec. 1911, she would have been age 17, instead of age 15 as has been referenced.

References: Family Genealogy Researcher Tory Crook; U.S. Census Records; The Paris News, Paris, TX; Lamar County Texas Genealogy; SEE Documents as available under “Media”, “Timeline” events & “Sources” headings

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Note: Biography Overview arranged by family researcher Jim Semple, Jr., subject to additions and corrections.

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Kitty Bell (Lynch) McEwin (1894-1982)'s Timeline

May 17, 1894
Chicota, Lamar County, TX, USA
October 3, 1912
Age 18
October 14, 1914
Age 20
Chicota, Lamar County, Texas, United States
September 19, 1917
Age 23
Lamar County, Texas, United States
November 1, 1919
Age 25
February 1, 1923
Age 28
Chicota, Lamar County, Texas, USA

Mary Kathryne McEwin was born February 1, 1923, in Chicota, Lamar County, Texas, the fifth of ten children and oldest daughter of James Weaver McEwin and Kitty Bell (Lynch) McEwin. She was known as "Kathryne".

September 24, 1925
Age 31
Chicota, Lamar County, TX
March 27, 1929
Age 34