obituary of JW Neal, husband of Elizabeth mitchell neal
J. Vi. Neal. Baptist Leader. Is Buried Funeral HOUSTON. Sept. 1 (TP s#r‘ ' ' ' '' N>Hl tan, philanthropist and civic leader, *re held today. Neal died veaterdav after an nines* of more than a year Neal was born at Fountain Run Kv on .lanuarx 12 1W> When he was 30 he went to Nash viile to work with a wnole*a)e gro rer> firm and became interested • n th* coffee business. It was in IMh*. that he and the Cheek-N* toe! Cheek organised at Coffee company, which mad» Maxwell House coffee tnt»mationallv known Xe»! was married on June 22. IV«; to Miss Elizabeth Mitchell of Fulton K' To them were born two children. James Robert Neal and Margaret Ophel.a Both children are , now dead In !903 Neal v sited Texas In it teresTs *«f'“thV'colf Je * n .n Interests of the coffee company While he was in the state, he pr«‘ dieted Houston would become the largest city in the southwest and conf dent of his prediction, mov. l hi* family here He opened s branch of the Cheek-Neal Coffee company a nd immediately began to take an active part in civic and Baptist church affair* His company wa* «old to General Ponds in W4 Not wishing tn retire from business, Neal bought the ron trilling interest in a bank and be rame rhairman of the board He h*ld thi* po*ition at th» tim» of hi- d»sth NesJ is survived bv his widow Mrs Elizabeth Mitchell N»a! and three grandchildren, Mrs Marion Ruhv of Washington D C snd J Robert Neal Jr and Nina Margaret Neal of Houston '