Historical Family Photos: Tony C. Brewington and Bertha Todd Brewington

Tony Cemore Brewington (1894-1973) was my 2nd great-uncle. He was born in Dudley, North Carolina to Joshua L. Brewington (1846-1931) and Amelia Brewington nee Aldridge (1855-1895).

This photo of Uncle Tony and his wife, Bertha, lovingly referred to as Aunt Daisy by my mother, appeared in The Norfolk Journal and Guide:

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Brewington, from the May 1946 issue of The Norfolk Journal and Guide

Veteran. Served as a SGT QMC aboard the USS Antigone in 1919 during WWI.

Lived at 965 Rugby Street in Norfolk, Virginia.

Worked and retired as a mail carrier with the USPS.

Was a deacon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church for a number of years.

Fondly and warmly remembered of by my mother…

Married Kathleen Blacknall (1901-1945) in 1921, she passed away in 1945. Joshua married Bertha Todd (1902-1978) in 1946 and was with her until his passing in January of 1973.

Here is Uncle Tony’s obituary, as published in The Virginian Pilot:

Tony C. Brewington
NORFOLK – Tony C. Brewington of 965 Rugby St., a churchman and retired Post Office letter carrier, died Wednesday at 1:50 a.m. in a hospital after a short illness.
A native of Dudley, N.C., he was the husband of Mrs. Bertha Todd Brewington and a son of Joshua and Mrs. Amelia Brewington.
He retired from the Post Office after 32 years.
He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and chairman of its Deacon Board more than 25 years. He was a member of the Trustee Board, a Sunday School worker, former church financial secretary, and a member of Men’s Progressive League.
He was a World War I veteran.
Besides his widow, surviving are a sister, Mrs. Hattie Davis of Philadelphia, seven nieces, and two nephews.
A funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Mt. Olive Baptist Church by the Rev. H.T. Myers. Burial will be in the family plot in Calvary Cemetery with Hale Funeral Home in charge.
The body will be in church at 10 a.m. Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to charity.

Virginian Pilot

Info Courtesy: Naomi Volunteer for RAOGK at http://www.raogk.org Thank you, Naomi!

Remember that you may find historical family photos in archival newspapers. These photos are invaluable pieces of genealogical jewels that yield information that we may never have learned otherwise.

Happy Search and Find!

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2 thoughts on “Historical Family Photos: Tony C. Brewington and Bertha Todd Brewington

    1. I agree! Thank you for sharing that information/link. I also read up on the ship, USS Antigone. Very interesting. Uncles Tony and Robert had quite the different experiences in WWI. A tale of two soldiers…

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