Bazil Winfred HANDY William T HANDY Samuel August HANDY Bazil Winfred HANDY Gertrude Tabitha PHILPOT Mini tree diagram
Newton Aaron HANDY

Newton Aaron HANDY1,6,2,3,4,5

1st Oct 19151,2,3,4,5 - 20th Mar 19573,4,5

Life History

1st Oct 1915

Born in Mangum, Greer, Oklahoma.1,2,3,4,5

20th Mar 1957

Died in Big Spring, Howard, Texas.3,4,5

Suicide by automobile; cerebral hemorrhage; other conditions Pulmonary Edema, Pneumonia.

21st Mar 1957

Buried in Quanah Memorial Park, Quanah, Hardeman County, Texas.3,4,5


  • 1920 Federal Census, Baylor County, Texas, 10 January, Seymour,District 11, page 6B,  Oak Street, Hse #142, Fam #153
    Handy, B W  Head  Rents M W 32 TX Indiana TX Railroad Laborer
    Handy, Gertrude  Wife F W 26 Single OK MS OK
    Handy, Newton M W 4yrs3mos Single OK TX OK

    1930 Federal Census, Hardeman, Texas, 11 April, Quanah, District 2,Page 12A, Meek St, Hse #261, Fam #294
    Handy, Bazil W Head Rents Home, No Radio M W 42 Married 26 yrs TX KYIN Laborer, Odd Jobs [b abt 1888]
    Handy, Gertie T Wife F W 37 Married 26 yrs OK MS OK [b abt 1893]
    Handy, Newton Son M W 15 Single OK TX OK

    Roby, Texas -- A note saying "I...have just decided to end it all" wasfound on a critically injured man whose auto smashed into a truck nearhere Tuesday [19 Mar 1957].

    Peace Justice Hollis Head ruled attempted suicide.  He said he madethe ruling after reading a note found on Newton A Handy, 41, whoselast address was a Sweetwater, Texas, hotel.  He was reported incritical condition.

    The driver of the truck, William Baker, 34, of Monahans, Texas, was inserious condition.

    Highway Patrolman Herman Seale of Sweetwater said the sedan driven byHandy would have hit the truck headon, but Baker had swerved trying toavoid the crash and the car hit the truck in the side.

    Head said the note found in Handy's pocket read:
    "I, Newton A Handy, in my right mind and will, have just decided toend it all.  I am no good and I have hurt everybody that I have hadanything to do with."

    --  Newton Aaron Handy, son of Gertie T Philpot (daughter of WinnieAlice Jackson).  Dallas Morning News, 20 Mar 1957 (Wednesday).  Fromthe research of  Beverly Mixon Hill, via Marion Mixon, 16 June 2015

    His death certificate indicates he died on the date this article waspublished.

    Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
    Newton A Handy
    Birth 1 Oct 1915 Mangum, Oklahoma
    Residence Newman Hotel, Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas
    Occupation Restaurant Cook
    Served in WWII
    Father Bazil W Handy born Texas
    Mother Gertie T Philpot born Oklahoma
    Informant VA Hosp Records
    Age at Death 41
    Death 20 Mar 1957 Veteran's Administration Hospital, Big Spring,Howard, Texas
    Immediate Cause of Death Cerebral Hemorrhage, 1 day, other conditionsPulmonary Edema, Pneumonia
    Automobile Accident east of Rotan, Fisher County, Texas
    Removed 21 March 1957 for burial in Quanah Cemetery, Quanah, Texas, byPrice Funeral Home
    Filed 29 March 1957, Filed State 1 April 1957

    Newton Aaron Handy
    Birth Oct. 1, 1915 Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma
    Death Mar. 20, 1957 Big Spring, Howard County, Texas
    Bazil Winfred Handy (1887 - 1935)
    Gertrude Tabitha Philpot Handy (1893 - 1956)
    William T Handy (1913 - 1944)
    Samuel August Handy (1918 - 1975)
    Bazil W. Handy (1929 - 2008)
    Note: Plot Owner Name HANDY BOZIL ? [Bazil], City of Quanah CemeteryRecords
    Burial Quanah Memorial Park, Quanah, Hardeman County, Texas, PlotNW-05-O-01
    Created by Graves Apr 29, 2013
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #109685462,

    U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963
    Newton A Handy
    Birth 1 Oct 1915
    Enlisted 2 Feb 1944
    Rank Mach Mate 3rd Class, US Navy
    Discharged 13 Dec 1945
    Death 20 Mar 1957
    Burial Quanah, Texas
    Ship to Robert L Knowles, Quanah, Texas
    Applicant Samuel A Handy, Box 677, Dumas, Texas
    Applied 22 March 1957, Approved 16 April 1957
    Shipped 10 May 1957 by Columbus Marble World, Columbus, Mississippi


  • 1. 1920 Federal Census, Baylor County, Texas
    • 10 January, Seymour, District 11, page 6B,  Oak Street, Hse #142, Fam
  • 2. 1930 Federal Census, Hardeman, Texas
    • 11 April, Quanah, District 2, Page 12A, Meek St, Hse #261, Fam #294
  • 3. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. U.S., Headstone Applications, 1925-1963
  • 6. Death Certificate of Gertie T (Philpot) Handy
    • Certificate #64828

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