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Biographical Sketch of R. Newton

R. Newton, agent for the S.C. & P. Ry. at River Sioux, is a native of N.Y.; moved to Boone County, Ia., in 1864; thence to Green County, and in 1868 settled in Harrison County. He was the first agent for this road, and billed the first freight on the road.

Biographical Sketch of W. B. Newton

W. B. Newton, Postmaster, blacksmith and farmer, Section 2, P. O. Arizona, is a native of Chautauqua County, N. Y.; came to Barry County, Mich., in 1851; came to Tekamah, Neb., in 1857; the following year removed to his present locality. He owns 267 acres of land; about two hundred twenty of this he has improved. In 1868, he opened a general store; continued this business till 1879, when he sold out to Mr. Ellis. He was appointed Postmaster in 1869, which office he still holds. He opened a blacksmith shop in 1865, which he has since continued. He owns a half-mile racetrack, which is used for training fast horses. He sold a horse in 1880, trained on this track, for...

Biographical Sketch of Ivah Newton

Ivah Newton, born in Phillipstown, Mass., came to Hinsdale when a young man, married Sally, daughter of Daniel Rugg, one of the pioneers of the town, and settled in the northeastern part, where Hosea Butler now lives. He was the father of seven children, only three of whom are now living. Albert G., eldest son of Ivah, married first Emily Ide, who was the mother of his nine children. For his second wife he married widow Ruth Wood, of Templeton, Mass. Mr. Newton finally settled on the farm his son Rawson H. now occupies. Here he passed the latter thirty years of his life, dying in May, 1884, aged seventy-seven years. Two others of the family reside in the town, viz.: Mrs. Julia Davenport and Mrs. William Royce Another, Mrs. Hubbard Allen, resides in Orange,...

Biographical Sketch of Capt. William Newton

Capt. William Newton was born in Colchester, Conn., Oct. 15, 1786. His father, Asahel Newton, had served several years in the army of the Revolution. He was in straitened circumstances and had a large family of children, of whom William was the oldest, and on him devolved a large share of the burden of supporting his brothers and sisters. Having learned the trade of a clothier he came to Sherburne in 1806 and worked with Landon & Mills at Bullocks Mills. He took a factory in New Berlin in 1807, and went to Camden, N. Y., and worked in 1809. Aug. 22, 1810, he married Lois Butler, a native of Wethersfield, Conn., who still survives him and is living in Sherburne with mental faculties unimpaired. Mr. Newton moved his family to Sherburne May 11, 1812, and resided here from that time till his death, which occurred August 13, 1879, at the age of 92 years. He bought twenty acres of land and in 1812 built the house now occupied by Jacob Kuhn, and near it a woolen factory, on the bank of Handsome brook, which was ready for cloth dressing in the fall of that year. The factory was burned in 1822 and rebuilt in 1823. It was again burned in the winter of 1826-7 and was not rebuilt. The house in which he resided at the time of his death was built by him in 1822. His surviving children are William Butler, Louisa N. Lathrop and Lucinda N. Buell, both widows, in Sherburne; Warren, a banker, and Isaac S., a lawyer, both in Norwich; Lucius, a farmer on...

Biography of M. S. Newton

M. S. NEWTON. In Arkansas on the 28th of March, 1857, was born the successful merchant and one of Douglas County’s coming men, M. S. Newton. At an early age Mr. Newton began to assume the practical duties of a business life, and by diligence, good habits and a judicious use of natural tact, has developed a character which will tell for usefulness in his day and generation. He has acquired a commercial standing which portends for him that prosperity and rank among his fellowmen vouchsafed alone to those who that died in infancy. The maternal grandparents, Mr. Faine and wife, were born in Wales and are supposed to have come to this country before the opening of the Revolution. They located in the vicinity of Petersburg, Virginia, where they followed farming, reared a large family and are supposed to have died. After the death of John Cooper his widow continued her journey to Howell County, Missouri, and purchased the farm on which the subject of this sketch is now residing and spent the rest of her life in this neighborhood. She died April 24, 1894, lacking about three days of being ninety years old. Seventy-five years of this time she had been a devout Methodist. She became the mother of seven sons and five daughters: John T., was an orderly sergeant in Shelby’s army during the war; Sarah J. is the widow of John Perkins, of Benton County, Tennessee; Thomas D. was for a short time in the Home Guards in Tennessee and is now a farmer of Benton County; Esther A. died in Howell County, the wife...

Newton, Donald – Obituary

Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church last Friday over the remains of Donald Newton. Rev. Grissom of North Powder, officiated, due to the illness of Miss Blokland. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, March 31,...

Selina Minerva Todd Newton of Wolcott CT

NEWTON, Selina Minerva Todd8, (Ezra L.7, Ezra L.6, James5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 27, 1832, in Wolcott, Conn., died Feb. 17, 1911, married Nov., 1853, Joseph Newton, who was born April, 1822, died June 29, 1901. Children: I. Jennie Augusta, b. Feb., 1855, m. John M. Baldwin, who was of Woodbridge, Conn., and had issue: (1) Lena May, b. Sept. 20, 1877, d. Aug. 17, 1878; (2) Harry Miles, b. Sept. 15, 1879, d. April 2, 1908; (3) Edith A., b. March 18, 1883, m. May 16, 1906, Arthur S. Butler; (4) Clarence Joseph, b. May 18, 1889; he is m. II. Joseph Erwin, b. Nov. 24, 1862, m. Nov. 26, 1891, Cora E. Davis, who was of Woodbridge, Conn., where they now (1915) reside; they had issue: (1) Albert D., b. April 7,...

Newton, Donald – Obituary

Haines Boy Drowns In Old Cesspool Neighbors and friends of the Lee Newton family of Haines were shocked Wednesday afternoon when news of the death of their five-year old son was learned. The lad was found shortly after he was missed, in an old cesspool in front of the Tom Smith residence. He had been with his father, an employee of the Haines Lumber Company, but a few minutes before and was evidently on his return to the home when he crossed a cesspool connected with the plumbing in the Smith residence. The covering broke through and little Donald came to his death in the slimy water below. It is thought the body was recovered in about thirty minutes from the time it entered the pool. Little Donald is said to have been head about the Smith home shortly after noon on the day of his death. It was presumed he was looking for his father at the time. A little later a search for the little one revealed the body. Little Donald is survived by his parents and four brothers and sisters. The body was taken to the West funeral parlors in Baker and prepared for burial. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, March 24,...

Biography of Israel Newton

ISRAEL NEWTON-The Newton family of Orange is one of the oldest New England families on record, the first American ancestor of whom we have positive knowledge having come to the shores of New England in the early autumn of 1639. He was one of the four men who came with Roger Ludlow, deputy governor, who had obtained a commission from the General Court of Connecticut to begin a plantation at Poquonock. Thomas Newton moved to Newton, Long Island, in 1636, and in 1645 was chosen as representative from Fairfield to the General Court. Deacon Israel and Lois T. Newton had an only son Asa, who reached the age of manhood, and on January 23, 1777, married Lydia Worthington, a daughter of Colonel Elias Worthington, of the same town, who was born October 22, 1760. They were the parents of nine children: 1. Elias W., born November 16, 1780. 2. Asa, born October 3, 1782. 3. Rhoda, born January 28, 1785. 4 Lydia, born January 21, 1788. 5. Sally, born April 2, 1791. 6. Israel, of whom further. 7. Louisa, born January 23, 1796. 8. Joel W., born May 29, 1799. 9. Laura M., born February 15, 1802. Israel Newton, born February 11, 1794, was a farmer and a deacon of the Congregational Church for fifty years. He was a native of Colchester, Connecticut, where he died. On January 14, 1819, he married Harriet Turner, and they had seven children: I. Abby, born October 11, 1821. 2. Asa, born July 9, 1824. 3. Maria, born August 9, 1827. 4. Matthew Turner, of whom further. 5. Lydia Louise, born November 2%,...

Biography of James Hale Newton

When a man’s manifold activities in the field of banking, building, and general business win for him the title of “Grand Old Man,” his place as leader is firmly established. Thus was James Hale Newton regarded in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He was of a long-established New England family, which originated in England. The pioneer ancestor was Richard Newton, who settled in Massachusetts in 1638, and afterward was admitted as freeman of the colony. For many years he lived in Sudbury, then settled in Marlborough, where with eight others he founded the township, and died’ there when nearly a hundred years old, August 24, 1701. By his wife, Anna (or Hannah) Newton, he was the father of nine children, among whom was Moses, born March 26, 1646, who became an active defender of Marlborough against the Indian attacks of King Philip’s War. He married (first), October 27, 1667, Joanna Larkin, by whom he had eleven children, including James Newton, born in Marlborough, January 15, 1683, who died in Southborough, November 29, 1762, having married, as his second wife, Rachel Greeley, who gave birth to Joseph Newton, July 15, 1728. Joseph Newton moved with his family to Hubbardstown, where he died, having married Experience Drury, of whom a son was born named Ebenezer Newton, in Southborough, December 8, 1770. He moved to Greenfield, where he was an honored and successful citizen, who married Mary Howe and was the father of four children, including James Newton. James Newton, father of the subject of this record, was born July 21, 1801, in Hubbardstown Township, Massachusetts, and died in Greenfield, Massachusetts, August 19, 1891. For...
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