Newton, John Worthington
Age: 24, credited to St. Albans, VTVITALS
Birth: 08/27/1836, Plattsburgh, NYADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
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JOHN W. NEWTON DEAD.St. Albans Daily Messenger, January 6, 1905
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,.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau