Biography of Newton B. Walter


Walter, Newton B., Hamburg, was born in Hamburg, N. Y., May 19, 1860, and educated in the Hamburg Academy. March 10, 1884, he married Ida E. Allen of Buffalo, N.Y.; they had two children, Ada L., born March 7, 1885, and died February 10, 1889, and Martha M., born July 31, 1887. In 1875 Mr. Walter entered the employ of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company, and after being promoted several times he became baggage master, which position he now holds. His father, Barnie Walter, was born in Germany in 1818, and came to America with his parents when he was nine years old, locating in the town of Hamburg, where he was educated. He married Catherine Grannis of Brant, and they had five children: Mary E., Helen M., Rhoda, Harvey H. and Newton B. (as above). Mr. Walter was a wealthy farmer and died in 1863; his widow survives him at this date, 1896. Mrs. Walter's father, Charles H. Allen, was born of English parents at Niagara Falls in 1839, and was educated in the public schools. October 28, 1858, he he married Martha Louther, who was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., and they had three children: Ida B., born in 1859; Charles R., born in 1861, and Josephine B., born in 1863. Mr. Allen died in 1862, and his widow, February 15, 1887.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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