Saturday, September 11, 2010


Beth Bellomy Newkirk Celebrates The Big 80 Today @ Tinney Chapel

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Beth Bellomy Newkirk is 80 Today

Beth is a granddaughter of Ambrose Tinney, founder of Tinney Chapel UMC via a 1900 land grant.

She grew up in the Tinney Chapel Community, and lived nearby for most of her youth, until her graduation from Winnsboro High School (WHS). The picture above was probably made during her years at WHS or soon thereafter.

Her parents were the late Julia Lillian Tinney Bellomy, born March 25, 1901, and Wilson Bellomy. At one point, the Bellomys lived about a half mile from Tinney Chapel on what is now FM 312, and later lived about a half mile from Tinney Chapel on what is now County Road 4620, across the road from the old Vernon School and near the present home of Mollie and David Stanton.

Wilson Bellomy was a farmer, above average carpenter and an expert concrete finisher.

Lillian was the oldest child of Ambrose Tinney's "second family," which began after his marriage on June 13, 1900, to Elizabeth Caroline Gamble.

Beth will celebrate her 80th birthday tonight, Saturday, September 11, in the Tinney Chapel Family Life Center with a host of relatives and friends.

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