MOTHER OF JOURNAL CIRCULATION HEAD SUCCUMBS AT XENIA
Mrs. Anna V. Chew, 82, Was Member of Prominent Lebanon Family.
Death Sunday claimed Mrs. Anna V. Chew, of Xenia, native of Lebanon and
descendant of one of Warren County’s leading families.
Mrs. Chew died at 10:15 A.M. at her home on East Market Street, Xenia,
following a brief illness. The previous Sunday she had seemed in customary
good health and spirits and had spent a pleasant day with her family,
falling ill last Tuesday. She was 82 years old.
Mrs. Chew was a member of a widely-known and respected Lebanon family
and married into a family of equal prominence when the romance of Anna
McBurney and the late W. B. Chew at Lebanon Normal School resulted in
their union. Anna McBurney, daughter of A.
G. McBurney, one time war governor of Ohio, met W. B. Chew who was
taking a post-graduate course at the Lebanon university.
He and his father, J. P. Chew, both printers by trade, purchased the newspaper
which became the Xenia Gazette under their management 54 years ago. When
they assumed management it was a tri-weekly publication. Later they published
semi-weekly and more than 50 years ago pioneered in making it a daily
newspaper. The third generation of the family now published the Gazette.
To their union were born four sons, L. F. chew, of Washington, D.C., J.
A. Chew, publisher of the Xenia Gazette; F. W. Chew, circulation manager
of the Middletown Journal, and Harry, who died in infancy.
Besides the three sons, Mrs. Chew leaves a sister, Mrs. Coryell, who lives
at the McBurney homestead in Lebanon, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 P.M. at the residence. Burial will
be in the family plot in the Lebanon
Source: The Middletown [Ohio] Journal,
Monday October 4, 1937
19 June 2008