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Theona (Vesta) Newton[1]

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  • Name Theona (Vesta) Newton 
    Born Jan 11, 1916  Albany, Linn county, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The following article appeared in the Albany paper:  "New Girl at Newtons--  A girl was born this morning to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Newton, of Geary street.  Mother and baby doing fine.  Mrs. Newton is a daughter of W. A. Eastburn, who is quite chesty over being grandfather to another.  The new arrival gives Mr. and Mrs. Newton a pair, a boy and a girl."
          Theona was named for a lovely child known to her father.  This child had red, curly hair.  LeRoy teased his daughter for not living up to her namesake's beauty.
    Gender Female 
    Died
    Person ID I22955  mykindred
    Last Modified Aug 21, 2010 

    Father LeRoy Frederick Newton,   b. Jul 18, 1891, Sherman, Redwood county, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 16, 1968, Portland, Multnomah county, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Vesta Venona Eastburn,   b. Mar 19, 1891, Albany, Linn county, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 16, 1953, Portland, Multnomah county, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Sep 11, 1912  Albany, Linn county, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Rev. Albyn Esson was a minister at the Christian Church in Albany where the Eastburn family were active members.
    Family ID F8416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wilbur Harold Jessen,   b. Nov 09, 1914, Eugene, Lane county, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
    Married May 21, 1939  Portland, Multnomah county, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wilbur and Theona were married at the Arleta Baptist Church so she could be escorted down a center aisle by her father.  Her church, Kern Park Christian Church, did not have a center aisle. She wore a floor-length ivory gown which was hand knit by her mother, a finger-tip length net veil and carried a bouquet of white calla lilies.  Her cousin Frances was her maid of honor; Wilbur's sister Elizabeth and Theona's friend Iris Hankins were bridesmaids.  Carl Jessen, Wilbur's cousin, was best man.  Ushers were Carlo Poutala, friend of the couple and John Robert Douglas. Rev. Charles A. Addleman of Kern Park Christian Church and Rev. Frank S. Beistel of the United Lutheran Church in Eugene, Oregon performed the ceremony. This event was celebrated fifty years later on their golden anniversary.  A program was held at United Lutheran Church in Eugene, Oregon on May 21, 1989. Robert Dick played some piano selections and accompanied Eldon Pentilla who sang "I Love You Truly" which had been sung at the wedding.  Friend and neighbor Dwight Fairbanks was master of ceremonies.  Theona's cousin Frances Parsell, their friend Bert Lund and Rev. Dan Halgrimson offered comments.
    Children 
    +1. Mary Ann Jessen,   b. Apr 07, 1948, Eugene, Lane county, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
    Family ID F2835  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S511] Gedcom - Jessen-Hanson, Mary Ann.