Biography of Charles W. Newton
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Newton, Charles W., Stockholm, was born in Stockholm, September 26, 1836. He is a son of Rev. Orange Newton, whose father, Samuel S. Newton, was a native of Stafford, Mass., born in 1783. In 1807 the latter married in Jericho, Vt., Patience Root, by whom he had nine children, he spent a short time in Canada and then returned to Vermont. In 1815 he went to Hopkinton and in 1821 to Stockholm. In 1828 he went to Michigap, and there died at the age of seventy years. Orange Newton was born in Jericho, Vt., January 13, 1807, and came to Stockholm with his parents in 1821, and there spent the remainder of his life. He was licensed to preach in 1837, and in 1839 was ordained an elder. He was a thorough Bible scholar, and was one of the leaders in organizing the Wesleyan Methodist church of Stockholm in 1843, of which church he was pastor many years. He traveled on the Parishville circuit and also in Franklin county many years, officiating at 125 weddings and at about 200 funerals. In September, 1861, Rev. Newton enlisted in Co. F, 92d N.Y. Vols., and was unanimously elected captain. October 15, 1862. The wife of Rev. Newton was Almira Schellinger, born January 25, 1831. with whom he lived fifty one years. They had eleven children, six of whom survive. The death of Rev. Newton occurred February 18, 1886, and that of his wife March 20, 1882. Charles W resided with his parents until the age of twenty one, working on the farm for his father, and then started out for himself in the world, working by the month for several years, after which he went to Hopkinton and purchased a farm of 175 rcres. Here he remained eight years and then bought the farm of 108 acres which he now owns. He is a general farmer and dairyman. November 29, 1860, he married Emily A. Austin, a native of Stockholm and only child of Stillman and Sally (Pritchard) Austin, the former a native of Potsdam, born in 1815, and the latter a native of Stockholm. Mr. and Mrs. Newton have had one child, Lillie M. She was educated in the Lawrenceville Academy and at Winthrop Union School, and has followed teaching for several years. Mr. Newton is a Republican in politics. He was constable of Hopkinton one year, and has been inspector' of elections in Stockholm several years. He and family are members of P. of H. Winthrop Lodge No. 538, and he also belongs to the P. of I. Buckton No. 226. The family attend and support the M. E. church of Buckton.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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