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John Quin (Jock) DeMoville

Male 1909 - 1984  (75 years)

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  • Name John Quin (Jock) DeMoville 
    Born 26 Mar 1909  Egypt, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID E3AB52967FEFD34A8CF403AD2F785BE1149A 
    Died 13 Nov 1984 
    Cause: Automobile accident 
    • A History of Chickasaw County, Mississippi
      By The Chickasaw County Historical and Genealogical Society
      Curtis Media Corporation (1985)
      F212 DeMoville, John Quin and Margie Allen Bassett
      John Quin DeMoville, called Jock, was born in Egypt, March 26, 1909. His parents were Larkin Edward and Johnnie Quin Thornton DeMoville. They are the subject of another story in this book. Margie Allen Bassett's parents were Rayborn Felix and Margaret Rachel Allen Bassett of Newton, Mississippi. She graduated from Newton High School and Mississippi State College for Women and taught English at Egypt and Macon high schools prior to her marriage. Jock was a graduate of of Egypt High School and a member of the school of science, class of 1932, of Mississippi A&M College. There, he was a member of Beta Kappa Fraternity. Jock and Margie Allen were married December 20, 1940 in the First Methodist Church, Macon, Mississippi. They first lived in his family's home three miles west of Egypt which they purchased from the other heirs. In 1956 they moved into their new home half way between Egypt and Okolona on highway 45 A. Here their two daughters would grow up.
      Dixie Allen is Jock and Margie Allen's elder daughter. She graduated from Okolona High School and Southwestern at Memphis and taught English and was children's librarian at White Station Library in Memphis. Her husband is Robert Hugh Johnson and they are the parents of Hugh Allen, a student at Memphis University School, and Robert Quin, who attends Christ United Methodist Church School. The DeMoville's second daughter is Margaret Jock who is married to Gary L. Carnathan, an attorney, and lived in Tupelo. Margaret is a graduate of Okolona High School, Mississippi State University, and Trans World Airlines Stewardess School in Kansas City. Before her marriage she lived in New York where she flew with and was a public relations speaker for Trans World Airlines and was a model.
      Margie Allen is very talented literarially and musically. She has published two books of poetry. In her devotion to the Okolona Presbyterian Church she has served as organist for many years. Jock was one of the largest and most successful planters and cattlemen in north Mississippi. Possessing an acute intelligence and capacity for detail, his sense of humor and unusual memory for faces made many friends. His generosity, in both time and money, was widely recognized. Jock was an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Okolona at the time of his death. In 1966 he received Okolona's Community Award for oustanding service. Long active in the Mississippi Cattlemen's Association, Jock received that group's certificate of merit for outstanding service in 1962, served as its president in 1968, and, in 1982, was inducted into its Hall of Fame. Magazines and periodicals recognized Jock's accomplishments. In 1965, he and his family received the Master Farm Family of Mississippi Award and were featured in the Progressive Farmer magazine. In March 1958 Jock's cattle operations were the lead story in Mississippi Stockman - Farmer magazine. Commerical Buyer's Guide and Southern Beef Producer carried stories on his cattle and calf business. Jock was a Patron of Excellence for the Mississippi State University Development Foundation and served on its board of directors. He was a colonel on the staffs of Governors Hugh White and John B. Williams and was chairman of the Mississippi Penitentiary Board for two governor's administrations. The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce recognized Jock with its Award for Extraordinary and Outstanding Service to Mississippi Agriculture. He received the Certificate of Merit from the Chickasaw County Soil Conversation District. For many years Jock was chairman of the Chuquatonchee Drainage District. Jock died as a result of an automobile accident November 13, 1984. His worth to his community and delightful, happy personality will be long remembered.
    Person ID I695  63B Hansford Bassett of Mississippi
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2013 

    Father Larkin Edward DeMoville 
    Mother Johnnie Quin Thornton 
    Family ID F231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margie Allen Bassett,   b. 6 Jun 1913, Newton, Newton County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 2005, Tupelo, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1940  First Methodist Church, Macon, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Dixie Allen DeMoville
     2. Margaret Jock DeMoville
    Family ID F228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart