Dorothy Fern Newton

12 July 1917–1 June 1985 (Age 67)
Hartville, Wright, Missouri, United States

The Life of Dorothy Fern

When Dorothy Fern Newton was born on 12 July 1917, in Hartville, Wright, Missouri, United States, her father, Chester Garfield Newton, was 32 and her mother, Lola Inez Pool, was 26. She married Clyde Edgbert Scaggs on 16 August 1946, in Boone, Arkansas, United States. She lived in Hart Township, Wright, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 1 June 1985, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Mountain Grove, Wright, Missouri, United States.

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Clyde Edgbert Scaggs
Dorothy Fern Newton
Marriage: 16 August 1946

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16 August 1946
Boone, Arkansas, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 14

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places so named, from Old English nēowe ‘new’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. According to Ekwall, this is the commonest English place name. For this reason, the surname has a highly fragmented origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Newton in household of Chester Newton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Newton in household of Chester Newton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy F Newton in household of Chester G Newton, "United States Census, 1930"

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