Althea E Newby

11 July 1919–4 January 2010 (Age 90)
Sugar City, Madison, Idaho, United States

The Life of Althea E

When Althea E Newby was born on 11 July 1919, in Sugar City, Madison, Idaho, United States, her father, Melvin Thomas Newby, was 23 and her mother, Lillian Smith, was 23. She married David V Adams on 23 August 1944, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States. She immigrated to Canada in 1920 and lived in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1935 and Mead Township, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 4 January 2010, in Toppenish, Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 90.

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David V Adams
Althea E Newby
Marriage: 23 August 1944

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23 August 1944
Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 21

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places in northern England named with the Middle English elements newe ‘new’ + by ‘farm’, ‘settlement’ (of Old Norse origin).

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

Sources (3)

  • Althea E Newby in household of Melvin T Newby, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Althea E Newby in household of Melvin T Newby, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Althea Newby in household of Melvin Newby, "United States Census, 1940"

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