Ava Jane LANIER

Ava Jane LANIER[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18]

Female 1915 - 1995

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  • Born  6 Jul 1915  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  23 Nov 1995  Augusta, Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Rosemary Cemetery, Candler County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ava Jane LANIER, a daughter of Ada Brown and James Hudson Lanier Jr., was born on 6 July 1915 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, aged 4 years, in her parents' household in the 1920 Candler County, Georgia census. After her parents' deaths, she was adopted by Essie Medlock and Emory Gay of Emanuel County. She was recorded in their household as "adopted daughter," aged 14, in the 1930 Emanuel County census. In addition, she was named as a surviving daughter in Essie Medlock Gay's 1971 obituary. She also was named as a surviving sister in Hudson J. Lanier's 1979 obituary, Flaura Lanier Dickey's 1993 obituary, and Allene Lanier Riner's 1995 obituary.

      She married first Jasper J. Newton Jr. He was born in Emanuel County on 25 November 1913, a son of Julia Bragg and Jasper Newton Sr.

      They were living in Emanuel County in 1934 when their first daughter was born. By 1936, when their second daughter was born, they were living in Jenkins County. With the birth of their son in 1937, they again were living in Emanuel County. They bought property on Moore Avenue in Augusta in June 1942. Ada remained in the Moore Avenue home until her death.

      The family rented a house in Garfield for $3 a month when they were recorded in the 1940 Emanuel County census. The information provided by the census included: Jasper Newton, head, age 26, married, completed seven grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 30 hours the week of 24 March, worked at repair and maintenance for railway company, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $360 in wages in 1939; Mrs. Ava Jane Newton, answered census questions, wife, age 24, married, completed three years of high school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no source of income in 1939; Ada J. Newton, daughter, age 5, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935; Helen Newton, daughter, age 3, born in Georgia; and, Raymond Newton, son, age 2, born in Georgia.

      Jasper worked for the Augusta Trees and Parks Department from about 1942 until 1957. In May of that year he requested a pension because he had suffered a stroke while working.

      They had three children:

      i. Ada Jeanette NEWTON
      ii. Helen B. NEWTON
      iii. Raymond R. NEWTON

      Ada and Jasper were divorced prior to 1972.

      Jasper died on 30 September 1972 in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, and was buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

      Ava married second Robert Bennett.

      She died on 23 November 1995 in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, and was buried at Rosemary Cemetery, Candler County.
    Person ID  I882  Boatright Genealogy
    Last Modified  6 Jul 2012 

    Father  James Hudson LANIER, Jr.,   b. 23 Mar 1884, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1922, Candler County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ada BROWN,   b. Abt 1888, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1930, Candler County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Jul 1909  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F176  Group Sheet

    Family  Jasper J. NEWTON,   b. 25 Nov 1913, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1972, Augusta, Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1934 
    Children 
     1. Ada Jeanette NEWTON,   b. 21 Oct 1934, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1988, Augusta, Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Helen B. NEWTON,   b. 3 Aug 1936, Jenkins County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 2004, Augusta, Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Raymond R. NEWTON,   b. 10 Nov 1937, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1999, Augusta, Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  3 Aug 2011 
    Family ID  F801  Group Sheet


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