William B. Newell

1827–1899 (Age 72)
Durham, Androscoggin, Maine, United States

The Life of William B.

When William B. Newell was born on 13 January 1827, in Durham, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, his father, David Newell, was 22 and his mother, Jane Brackett, was 21. He married Susannah Knight Weeks on 12 May 1850, in Durham, Androscoggin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Durham, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1850 and Maine, United States in 1870. He died on 24 June 1899, in Durham, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Durham, Androscoggin, Maine, United States.

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William B. Newell
Susannah Knight Weeks
Marriage: 12 May 1850
Ida Ella Newell
William Henry Newell

Spouse & Children

12 May 1850
Durham, Androscoggin, Maine, United States


  • Ida Ella Newell


  • William Henry Newell


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 5

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

Age 19

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: variant of Neville .2 English: variant of Noel .3 Irish (north County Kildare): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail ‘descendant of Tnúthgal’, a personal name composed of the elements tnúth ‘desire’, ‘envy’ + gal ‘valor’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • William B Newell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William B Newell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William B Newell, "United States Census, 1880"

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