William Austin Newton

30 November 1878–8 April 1951 (Age 72)
New Hampshire, United States

The Life of William Austin

When William Austin Newton was born on 30 November 1878, in New Hampshire, United States, his father, David Austin Newton, was 33 and his mother, Mariam L. Fletcher, was 30. He married Edith Evelyn Cummings on 5 January 1931, in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He lived in Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States for about 40 years. He died on 8 April 1951, in Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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William Austin Newton
Edith Evelyn Cummings
Marriage: 5 January 1931

Spouse and Children

5 January 1931
Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States

Parents and Siblings

    David Austin Newton


    Mariam L. Fletcher




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • William A Newton in household of Marian L Newton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William A Newton in household of Mariana L Newton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William A Newton in household of David A Newton, "United States Census, 1880"

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