Biography of Newton R. Barber
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NEWTON R. BARBER-Was born in Orleans county, New York, July t3, 1835. Four years later his parents moved to Michigan, where a short time after Mr. Barber suffered the irreparable loss of both his father and mother. In 1852, then in his seventeenth year, he set out to cross the plains to California, and lived in the Golden State until 1864, when he came to Oregon, coming direct to Corvallis where he engaged at his trade of carpenter, until 1876, when he received the appointment of Postmaster of the city of Corvallis, a position he still holds.

From:
History of Benton County, Oregon
Published by: David D. Fagan
A. G. Walling, Printers, Lithograohers, Ect.
Portland, Oregon 1885


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