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Newton, John Worthington


Age: 24, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: comn 1LT, Co. L, 1st VT CAV, 9/18/62 (9/25/62), pr CPT, 1/5/64 (1/18/64), resgd 2/27/64 [College: UVM 57]

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Birth: 08/27/1836, Plattsburgh, NY
Death: 01/06/1905

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 15639022


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/23/1892, ME, not approved
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: UVM 57
Veterans Home?: ME
(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 Mike S. Bosanko, Latham, NY

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Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT

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He Was for Many Years a Prominent Citizen of St. Albans

Word was received in this city this morning of the death of John W. Newton, formerly one of the most prominent of St. Alban's citizens. Mr. Newton's death occurred at the soldiers' home in Togus, Me., and no details are at hand. The body will be brought to this city for burial

John W. Newton was born in St. Albans in 1838 the son of Rev. B. B. Newton and Harriet (Smith) Newton, Mrs. Newton being the sister of the late ex-Gov. John Gregory Smith. He was a veteran of the Civil War. In September of 1862 he enlisted in the First Vermont Cavalry and on the 18th of that month was commissioned lieutenant in Company I. He was promoted to be captain and February 27, 1864, resigned his commission and returned to this city where he engaged in business with Edward A. Smith, under the firm name of Smith & Newton

Mr. Newton was identified with the St. Albans Iron Co. for a number of years, was receiver of the New York, New Haven, & Hartford Railroad Co., was in mining ventures in the west, and also engaged in the insurance business. He represented St. Albans in the state legislature and was captain of the Ransom Guards, St. Albans famous military organization of years ago. About 20 years ago Mr. Newton entered the soldiers' home at Togus, Me., and had since that time lived there. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillian (Parsons) Newton, and one daughter, of Hartford, Conn, .

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, January 6, 1905
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.