Peter Sheaf Hersey Newell

Brief Life History of Peter Sheaf Hersey

When Peter Sheaf Hersey Newell was born on 5 March 1862, in McDonough, Illinois, United States, his father, George Frederick Newell, was 31 and his mother, Louisa Dodge, was 31. He married Leona Dow Ashcraft on 5 February 1885, in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Ridgefield Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States in 1915 and Leonia, Bergen, New Jersey, United States in 1920. He died on 15 January 1924, in Queens, New York, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Brookville, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Peter Sheaf Hersey Newell
Leona Dow Ashcraft
Marriage: 5 February 1885
Helen Louise Newell
Josephine Newell
Clendenon Sheaf Newell

Sources (17)

  • Peter S Newell, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
  • Peter D. Newell, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"
  • Peter S. H. Newell, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Historical Boundaries: 1871: Bergen, New Jersey, United States


Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Neville .

English: variant of Noel .

English: variant of Newhall .

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

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