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View Tree for John Bunyan McMathJohn Bunyan McMath (b. September 12, 1894, d. December 17, 1982)

John Bunyan McMath (son of Thomas Elisha McMath and Mollie Emmeline Reeves) was born September 12, 1894 in Columbia Co., AR131, and died December 17, 1982 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX132. He married Clara Mae Welch on January 09, 1919 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

 Includes NotesNotes for John Bunyan McMath:
Source: [], World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
J.B. registered for the draft on June 5, 1917 in Falls Co., TX. He resided in Marlin, Falls Co., TX. He was employed as a fireman by the fire station in Marlin, Falls Co., TX.

After moving to Dallas, TX in 1917, John became construction foreman for Borich Sign Company, one of the earliest sign companies in the country. He went with the Texlite Company in 1923. A year later Texliet was bought out by another company, and he stayed on as the company's treasurer and chief engineer. In 1946, he and a man named Axilrod opened their own company, which was called the McAx Sign Company. About 1963, John sold out and retired. One of his major accomplishments was to direct the construction of the Flying Red Horse atop the Mobil Building in downtown Dallas, a building which was the tallest building in Dallas at the time and is now a National Historic Landmark.

Source: Thomas Elisha McMath Family Bible
Mr. J.B. McMath of Dallas, Tex and Miss May Welch of Dallas, Tex were married January 19th, 1919.

Source: 1920 U.S. Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, Enumeration District 67, Sheet 7A, Enumerated January 08, 1920
John B. (age 25, born in AR) was a mechanic for a sign company. He resided at 1216 Fourth Avenue in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX. Residing with him were his wife Clara M. (age 19, born in TX), John B., Jr. (age 1/12, born in TX).

Source: 1930 U.S. Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, Justice Precinct 1, Enumeration District 57-59 , Sheet 44A, Enumerated April 12, 1930
John B. (age 36, born in AR) resided at Pine Street in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX. Residing with him were his wife May (age 29, born in TX), son John B., Jr. (age 10, born in TX), son Edward (age 5, born in TX) and daughter Rebecca J. (age 3 5/12, born in TX).

Source: Obituary for John Bunyan McMath, Newspaper Unknown
McMath, John B., Sr.
Survived by wife; Mrs. Clara Mae McMath, Dallas; son J.B. McMath, jr., McAllen, TX; daughter Mrs. John L. allen, Dallas, 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; borthers, Pickney McMath, Houston, S.H. McMath, Madill, OK; sistrs, Mrs. W.L. Snyder, Dallas. Services 1:00 PM Monday, Christ for the Nations Church, 504 Fawnridge, Dallas, Rev. E.M. Fjordbak, Rev. H.C. Noah, and Mrs. Gordon Lindsay officiating. Burial in Restland Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Christ for the Nations Church, 504 Fawnridge, Dallas, TX 75224.

Source: [], Social Security Death Index
John's last residence was at Dallas, Dallas Co., TX. He received his Social Security card in Texas before 1951.

More About John Bunyan McMath:
Burial: December 20, 1982, Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.
Occupation: Sign Company Executive.

More About John Bunyan McMath and Clara Mae Welch:
Marriage: January 09, 1919, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

Children of John Bunyan McMath and Clara Mae Welch are:
  1. +John Bunyan McMath, Jr., b. October 23, 1919, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX133, d. November 06, 1997, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX134.
  2. David Edward McMath, b. October 16, 1924, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, d. 1932, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.
  3. +Rebekah Jane McMath, b. October 21, 1926, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX135, d. September 12, 1988, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.
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