Early Families in Bridgeport, Texas
George John Raven

George J Raven and his wife, Mary Leverett Raven moved their family from the Austin, Texas area (Round Rock) to the Bridgeport Area in 1910. Their family included two daughters and four sons, Vada, Della, Oscar, Fernando, Roy and George Alton. A photo of the Raven Family may be seen by clicking on the RAVEN FAMILY.

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The Ravens settled on a farm just south of Bridgeport . The location can be seen on the map to your left. The family raised cotton, corn, potatoes and other local crops. They also raised a few cows and hogs.

In 1917, the Raven family moved to a home place close to downtown Bridgeport . The address was later designated as 1100 Stevens Street . George and Mary lived in this location until their deaths in the early 1950’s.

 Mr. Raven worked for the Bridgeport Telephone Company in its early days in Bridgeport . A photo of the telephone crew is shown by the photo on your left. The crew included his son, Oscar and daughter, Della. In later years Mr. Raven worked for the Shawn Feed Store. Mary Raven was a house wife and devoted mother.

George died in November of 1950 and Mary died in February of 1952. Both are buried in the Old Town Cemetery located on the west side of Bridgeport . Relatives of George and Mary still live in Bridgeport.

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