Biography of John C. Newell


Newell, John C., Hamburg, was born in Lafayette, Onondaga county, N. Y., August 5, 1885, and was educated in the district schools and Cazenovia Seminary. He spent his earlier days on the farm and in May, 1879, he entered the employ of the N.Y., P. & C. Railway Company as telegraphoperator. On November 1, 1885, he came to Hamburg, N. Y., and, entered the employ of the A. &. S. W. (now the Erie Railway) as station agent, which position he holds at the present time, 1896. October 23, 1878, he married Hattie E. Nichols of Oneida county, and they have two sons, T. Seaton and Harry I. Mr. Newell's father, Thomas, was born at the old home in Onondaga county, N. Y., March 17, 1824, and educated there. He married Samantha Hall of Fabius, Onondaga county, N. Y., and they had six children: Clara L., Oliver R., Orange D., John C. (as above), Lettie S. and Alice H. He died in February, 1889, and his widOw in March, 1893. Mr. Newell is a member of the Royal Arcanum, charter member and one of the promoters of Triumph Lodge No. 712 I. O. O. F., of Hamburg, and has been delegate to the State Grand Lodge on two different occasions.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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