Schuyler C. Newman, lumber merchant and former school teacher, came of an English family, and was born in Armstrong
township, Vanderburg county, December 21, 1869, son of William and Jane (Rutter) Newman. His father is a native
of Vanderburg county, and his mother was born in Posey county. His father was a successful farmer, and is now retired,
and living in Cynthiana, where he and Mrs. Newman celebrated their golden wedding January 26, 1913, all of their
six children being present. The father is seventy-seven and the mother seventyeight years of age. Schuyler C. Newman
was reared on his father's farm in Vanderburg county, and received his education in the district schools, Cynthiana
High School, the normal school at Princeton, and the Indiana State Normal School at Terre Haute. After finishing
his education he engaged in teaching for six years in the rural schools of Vanderburg county, farming the last
two years of this time. He then gave up teaching and farmed for two years. About 1903 he bought a farm adjoining
Cynthiana, and in 1905 he became a resident of that town, where he established a lumber business, which he still
owns. In 1906 his brother was admitted to partnership in the firm, under the style of Newman Brothers. The firm
carries a well assorted stock of lumber, sashes and doors, fence posts. cement, sand, lime, plaster and paints
and oils. They also operate a planing mill. Their business is profitable, and the firm enjoys a reputation for
honest and fair dealing. Mr. Newman is an active worker in the Presbyterian church, in which he has his membership.
He belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. In politics he was formerly a Republican, but is now a Prohibitionist.
He was married in Cynthiana on May 7. 1899, to Miss Ada Stewart, daughter of Frank and Martha Stewart. of Vanderburg
county, where she was born and raised on her father's farm. Mr. and Mrs. Newman have two children: Iva S., born
March 6, 1900, and Maurice T., born March 13, 1907, both now attending the Cynthiana schools.
History of Posey County, Indiana
John C. Leffel, Editor
Standard Publishing Company
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