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Newsome, Jonathan W. F.

Age: 23, credited to Brighton, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: substitute - enl 9/19/63, m/i 9/19/63, PVT, Co. I, 3rd VT INF, pow, where?, 4/7/64, Andersonville, prld 3/1/65, m/o 6/15/65

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Birth: 03/10/1840, Westleton, Suffolk, England
Death: 02/14/1911

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Gaylord, MI
Marker/Plot: FAIRVIEW-A-1-012-004
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 158109664
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Otsego
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

2nd Great Grandfather of Toni Newsome Plain, Cass City, MI

2nd Great Grandfather of Bunny Newsome Porter, Cass City, MI

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Fairview Cemetery, Gaylord, MI

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and other veterans who may be buried there.

(Courtesy of Bunny Newsome Porter)


Jonathan W. F. Newsome

Jonathan W. F. Newsome, a resident of this locality for the last thirty-three years, passed away at his home in West Main street on Tuesday evening. His health had not been vigorous for a number of years but during the past two years his physical condition had been growing weaker due to a general breaking down. He was approaching seventy-one years of age. He was born in England and came to this country when a boy locating in Vermont from which state he enlisted in the army in 1861 serving three years.

He came to this section in 1874 and settled on a farm about five miles northwest of town where he resided until about seven years ago when he with Mrs. Newsome removed to Gaylord, his health not being sufficiently strong to permit him to continue farm work. He was a member of the local lodge of Odd Fellows and of the local Grand Army post. He is survived by a widow and three sons, Al Newsome, Fred Newsome and Frank Newsome, all of whom reside in this vicinity.

Otsego County Herald Times (Gaylord, MI), February 17, 1911.

Courtesy of Bunny Newsome Porter.