SAMUEL B. NEWTON GRAVESTONE PHOTO
William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas
LABETTE COUNTY, Part 9
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES (MCCLEARY - NOYES).
NEWTON, car inspector, between 16 and 17 Appleton avenue, was born in Morgan
County, Ohio, in 1843. His father was A. S. Newton, who was born and raised in
the same county and State. His ancestors were from the State of New York. His
mother was born in Washington County, Ohio. Her grandfather was killed by the
Indians on the Muskingham River. His name was Sherman. He lived in Ohio, where
he received his education, until twenty-one years of age, when he enlisted in
Company A, Thirty-sixth Ohio Infantry, serving in the army of the Cumberland.
The latter part of his term was in the Shenandoah Valley, until mustered out of
the service. July, 1865, when he returned to Ohio, where he lived four years,
when he emigrated to Ft. Scott, Kan., in 1871. He came to Parsons just when the
town was starting. He was married in 1865, to Emma J. Aiken, of Jefferson
County, Ohio, whose parents were from Washington County, of the same State. They
have three children - Rasellar, born 1869, at Ft. Scott; Clay Newton, born 1875,
at Parsons; Lucy, born 1877. Mr. N. has been employed by the Missouri Pacific
Railroad Company during the whole time of his residence in Parsons. He has not
lost one day in ten years. He is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, Postmaster,
also past chancellor of the K. of P. and a member of the Order of Red Men. All
his ancestors were strict members of the Universalist Church.