Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Newton


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, January 12, 2013
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          Lois Pauline Newton, 82, of Waldron, passed into eternal peace on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Waldron Health and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born Aug. 24, 1930, to  Myron Cole and Leona (McDonald) Cole in Shelby County.  She married  Robert Glen Newton  on Sept. 25, 1949, and he survives in Waldron.
          Other survivors include two daughters, Debbie (Kevin) Williams  and  Diane (Dennis) Hartman,  all of Waldron; and daughter-in-law,  Anita Newton  of Shelbyville; one sister,  Janice (Ray) Hauk  of Fairland; grandchildren,  Chad (Kim) Williams,  Eric (Sarah) Williams,  Dustin (Amanda) Hartman,  Nick (Jennifer) Hartman,  A. J. (Maraysa) Newton  and  Craig A. Newton.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Tony G. Newton.
          Mrs. Newton was a lifetime resident of the area. She was a graduate of Waldron High School. Mrs. Newton loved the Lord most of all and was a long-time member of the Waldron United Methodist Church. Some of her best times were spent with Bob, going to Little Nashville musicals, traveling to Florida with dear friends and spending time at their trailer at Liberty Tree near Brookville. She loved her family dearly and her dog "Robbie." She enjoyed music, reading and hunting sharks teeth at the beach. While living at the nursing home she touched so many hearts of residents as well as staff with her endearing smile and sweet spirit. She will truly be missed.
          The Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville  with Dr. Robb Barlow officiating.  Burial will be at Van Pelt Cemetery in Shelby County.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Freeman  Family  Funeral  Homes
October 10, 1952 - October 25, 2012
Tony Newton
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          Tony Glen Newton, 60, of Waldron, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012 at University Hospital in Indianapolis.  He was born October 10, 1952, in Shelbyville, he was the son of  Robert Glen and  Lois Pauline (Cole) Newton. He married  Anita Ryhal  on February 21, 1981, and she survives.  Other survivors include his parents of Waldron; sons,  A. J. (Maraysa) Newton  and  Craig A. Newton,  both of Shelbyville; sisters,  Debbie (Kevin) Williams  and  Diane (Dennis) Hartman, both of Waldron; and several nieces and nephews.
          Tony was a lifelong Shelby County resident and member of Waldron United Methodist Church.  He graduated from Waldron High School in 1970.  Tony worked for 17 years at Meishberger Stone Quarry as a heavy equipment operator, was the owner and operator of Newton Excavating and most recently worked for Mathies Landscaping.  He enjoyed bowling, camping, fishing, skiing and corn hole. He was an avid rummy player and watched NASCAR and Colts Football.  Tony had served as a Shelby County Commissioner since January 1, 2005, and was currently the board's president. He also served on the Shelby County Drainage Board, Planning Commission, Animal Shelter Commission, Community Corrections Board member, Hospital Appointment Board, Factoring Committee, Emergency Ambulance Board, Solid Waste Management Board, Emergency Management Board and Shelby County Development Corporation.  He was a social member of the Shelbyville Knights of Columbus and a past member of the Morristown Masonic Lodge.  Tony also leaves his dog, Robbie.
          Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2012 at the funeral home, with Pastor Robb Barlow officiating.  Interment will be in VanPelt Cemetery in Shelby County.  Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Association of Shelby County, P.O. Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Tony Newton Medical Benefit, in care of Key Bank, 1620 E. State Road 44, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Freeman  Family  Funeral  Homes
January 12, 1943 - June 17, 2012
George Wayne Newton, Sr.
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          George Wayne Newton, Sr., 69, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  Born January 12, 1943, in Shelbyville, he was the son of Cloyd W. and Della Rae (Pike) Newton.  He married  Susan Leigh Williams  on September 16, 1966, and she survives.
          Other survivors include his sons,  George W. Newton, Jr.  of Bloomington and  Toby C. Newton  of Shelbyville; daughter,  Jana L. (John) Newton-Hansen  of Carmel; and grandchildren,  Savana Hansen,  Skye Hansen  and  Gabriel Hansen.  He was preceded in death by his parents.
          Mr. Newton was currently employed at Indianapolis Fruit Company, Inc. as a sales merchandiser.  He served in the Army National Guard in the early 1960's. He was a member of the Waldron Masonic Lodge, Shriners and Scottish Rite.  Mr. Newton enjoyed golfing, NASCAR and was a collector of things old and new.  He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1961.
          Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the funeral home, with Rev. Randall Slavans officiating.  Interment will be in Norristown Cemetery, with graveside military rites.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 6415 Castleway West Drive, Suite 114, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Glenn  E.  George  &  Son  Funeral  Homes
January 2012
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          William S. Newton,  88, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Heritage House Convalescent Center.  Born Aug. 2, 1923, in Shelby County, he was the son of&nbssp; Forest and Jennie (Lowe) Newton.  He married Mavern Snyder  in 1973, and she survives.
          Other survivors include sons,  Mark Newton,  Vincent (Diane) Newton  and  Scott (Carol) Newton,  all of Shreveport, La., and  Miles (Pam) Newton  of Covington, Ky.; daughter,  Faith (Newman) Yarbrough  of Shreveport; brother,  Robert (Pauline) Newton  of Waldron; stepsons,  Steve (Jerrel) Fair  of Shelbyville and  Bruce (wife, Deloris) Fair  of Atlanta; stepdaughters,  Benita (Roger) Kuhn  of New Palestine,  Susie (Mark) Fischer  of Shelbyville and  Ann (Randy) Whitaker  of Manilla; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and 15 step-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, William Newton; and a sister, Rose Ellen Berauer.
          Mr. Newton was a lifetime resident of this area and graduated from Waldron High School in 1941.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.  Mr. Newton had been employed as a maintenance man at the Shelbyville Youth Shelter for 12 years and had owned and operated Newton Equipment of Shelbyville for several years.
          He was a member of West Street United Methodist Church and American Legion Post No. 70, Shelby Masonic Lodge No. 28 and Eagles Lodge No. 766.  William loved gardening and was an avid fisherman.
          Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Glenn E. George & Son, 437 Amos Road, with a Masonic service conducted at 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Perry Richards officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by local veterans.  Memorial contributions may be made to West Street United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, February 15, 1993
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Former Shelbyville resident, Carolyn J. Newton, 65, died Saturday in Shreveport.
Born on August 19, 1927, d/o  Oris and Elva Oldham.
Moved to Shreveport in 1973 and retired in 1990 from Central Bell.
Survivors, mother, Elva Oldham, Shelbyville; a brother, Oris Oldham, Jr, Shelbyville; five sons, Miles Newton, Shelbyville,  William Newton, Fishers, and  Mark Newton,  Scott Newton and  Vincent Newton, all of Shreveport; a daughter, Faith Newton, Shreveport; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Rose-Neath Marshall Street Funeral Home, Shreveport.
American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.
Submitted by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
November 15, 1991
Page 2, column 6
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SALLY  MAE  NEWTON
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Sally Mae Newton, 89, died Thursday at Major Hospital.
Murphy Mortuary.
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, February 16, 1985
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Forrest E. Newton, 91, R.R. 1, Waldron, died Friday.
Born on September 21, 1893, in Shelby county, s/o  William R. and Rhoda (Trees) Newton.  November 30, 1916, married  Jennie L. Lowe, who died on June 23, 1977.
Retired farmer, he was a former member of the Shelby County Farm Bureau and a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church.  Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John (Rose E.) Berauer, Waldron; two sons, William S. Newton, R.R. 4, Shelbyville, and  Robert G. Newton, R.R. 1, Waldron; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.
Carmony Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Biederman officiating.  Burial will be in Van Pelt Cemetery.
Memorial contributions Waldron United Methodist Church.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Carolyn Hoffman
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday June 24, 1977
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Mrs. Jennie L. Newton, 87, R.R. 1, Waldron, died Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Heritage Manor; failing health 2 years.
Lifelong resident of Shelby County>
Member of the Waldron United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women of the church and the Liberty Township Extension Homemakers Club.
Born in Noble township on July 29, 1889, the daughter of  Walter S.  and  Ida May (Beltzer) Lowe.
November 30, 1916, married  Forrest  E. Newton, who survives.  
Also surviving:  children, Robert G. Newton and  Mrs. John (Rose E.) Berauer, both of R.R. 1, Waldron, and William S. Newton, R.R. 4, Shelbyville, 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Infant daughter and a half-brother preceded in death.
Carmony Funeral Home, with the Rev. Henry Karg officiating.  
Burial:  VanPelt Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Carolyn Hoffman
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, November 5, 1960
Page 1,  column 3
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SET  RITES  FOR  E. C. NEWTON
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Funeral Monday for Retired Businessman
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           Edward C. Newton, 83, 270 W. Broadway, a well-known Shelbyville retired businessman, died at Major Hospital at 6 a.m. today.  He had suffered a broken hip on June 20 and death was due to complications resulting from the injury.
          Mr. Newton had lived all his life in Shelbyville and Shelby county and was born in Norristown February 15, 1872, a son of George W. and Martha A. Newton.  He had taught school in Shelby county in his early life, had served on the school board and was at one time Shelbyville city clerk.  For a number of years he was affiliated with the old First National Bank in Shelbyville.  He managed the Fame Canning Co. in Shelbyville until the plant burned down and in 1924 he became owner of the Flat Rock Canning Co.  From 1940 to 1950 he operated the Fairland Canning Co. with John P. Donnelly, of this city, and retired from active business several years ago.  He was a member of the First Methodist Church.
          Mr. Newton was first married to Ida B. Condon who died April 11, 1941.  They were the parents of two children.  On July 27, 1955, he married Jennie Traucht.
          The widow survives with two children, Mrs. Hazel Donnelly, Indianapolis, and Dallas G. Newton of  Hartford, Conn., one grandson and two great-grandchildren.  Mr. Newton was the last of his family.
          Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Ewing Mortuary, with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Dr. H. R. Page will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home afer 2 p.m. Sunday.
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, July 19, 1954
Page 1, column 1
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LUTHER  NEWTON  DIES  AT  HOME
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Heart Ailment Fatal to Ray-Glo Employe
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          Luther E. Newton, 57, emplye of Ray-Glo, Inc., died at his home four miles south of this city on R.R. 5 at 6:15 this morning. He had been ill for several months with a heart ailment.
The son of Thomas and Mary (Fair) Newton, he was born in Washington township on April 2, 1898. He was a veteran of Navy service in World War I and was a member of the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
          He was married to Sally Mae Pike 27 years ago and she survives with six children. Joannis, Delano and Geneva at home; Mrs. Elmer Boilanger, Shelby county;  Thomas, this city, and  John, stationed in Chicago with the U.S. Army. Also surviving are two grandchildren; one brother,  Cloyd, and one sister, Mrs. Otto Colvin, both of north of this city.
          Funeral rites will be held at the Murphy Mortuary at 10:00 a.m. Friday with Rev. Creed Hampton officiating. Interment will be in the Norristown cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 3:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, April 12, 1941
Page 1
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ILL TWO YEARS, WOMAN PASSES
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Mrs. Ed C. Newton Succumbs at Major Hospital
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          In declining health for the past two years, Mrs. Ida B. Newton, wife of Ed C. Newton, died at the Major hospital here Friday at 3:30a.m.  Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
          Mrs. Newton was a daughter of George and Angeline (Taylor) Condon, and was born in Hamilton, O., April 3, 1872, being at the time of death sixty-nine years and eight days of age.
          On March 10, 1892, the deceased was united in marriage to Mr. Newton at Flat Rock, and to this union three children were born, two of whom are living.  They are Mrs. John Donnelly, of Indianapolis, and George Dallas Newton, of Hartford, Conn.  Other survivors are a grandson, Robert Dallas Newton of Hartford, and a sister, Mrs. Sallie Shaw, of Hope.
          Mrs. Newton had been a resident of Shelbyville and Shelby county since moving here from Hamilton, O., when she was fifteen years old.
          She was a member of the First Methodist church of this city.
          Funeral services will be held at the home at 270 west Broadway Monday morning at 10:00 o'clock in charge of Dr. J. W. McFall, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Dr. L.T. Freeland of Indianapolis, former pastor of the local church.  Burial will take place in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
          Friends may call at the home at any time after noon today until the hour of the funeral.
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, May 11, 1940
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COUNTY  WOMAN  IS  DEAD  AT  77
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Illness of Six Months Prove Fatal to Waldron Resident
Rites Set
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          Mrs. Rhoda Newton, widow of William R. Newton, died shortly before noon Friday at her home in Waldron.  Mrs. Newton, who was 77, had been ill for the past six months and her death was attributed to a heart ailment.  Born in Noble township November 16, 1862, the daughter of  Benjamin and  Malinda Trees.  Mrs. Newton had spent her entire life in Shelby county.  She was married to Mr. Newton April 25, 1889.  He preceded her in death in October 1938.  Two children were born of this marriage, one son, Forrest Newton, of Liberty township, surviving.  Scott Newton died August 1, 1892.
          Other survivors are a step-daughter, Mrs. Fern Limpus, of Shelby county; one sister, Mrs. Ella McCabe, of this city; one brother, William Trees, of Noble township; three grandchildren,  Rosellen,  William Smith  and Robert Glenn Newton, and several nieces and nephews.
          Mrs. Newton who was one of a family of nine children, was a member of the Waldron Baptist church.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the late home Monday at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. D. P. Rowlette officiating.  Burial will be made in the VanPelt cemetery, in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.  Friends may call any time after noon Saturday.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Carolyn Hoffman


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, October 20, 1938
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W. R. NEWTON DIES AT HOME
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Funeral Saturday for Well Known
Liberty Township Resident
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          William R. Newton, age eighty-four, widely known resident of Liberty township, died at his home, one and one-half miles west of Waldron Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m.  He had been seriously ill for two weeks of complications incidental to his advanced age.
          The deceased was born in Liberty township, March 28, 1854, the son of  Isaac and Elizabeth Newton, being at the time of his death eighty-four years, six months and twenty days of age.  He had spent his entire life in Liberty township, living at the home where he died for the past forty-eight years.
          It was not generally known that Mr. Newton was seriously ill and his family has the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
          On January 6, 1881, he was united in marriage to Miss Diantha Biddinger, who died June 30, 1887.  To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Fern Limpus, of Shelby township, who survives.
          On April 25, 1889, he married Miss Rhoda Trees, who survives.  To this union were born two sons, Forrest E. Newton, of Shelby township, who survives, and  Scott Newton, who died in infancy.  He also leaves three grandchildren, Rose Ellen,  Billy Smith  and  Robert Newton; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Stansifer, age ninety-three, of Waldron, the last of a family of nine children, and several nephews and nieces as well as scores of friends to mourn his passing.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the late home Saturday at 10:00 a.m., with the Rev. D. P. Rowlette, pastor of the Waldron Baptist church, officiating, and burial will be in the family lot in VanPelt cemetery, in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.  Friends, who are asked to omit flowers, may call at the residence after 3:00 p.m. today.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Carolyn Hoffman


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, August 29, 1930
Page 8,  column 1
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ILL  THREE  YEARS
DIED  YESTERDAY
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Mrs. Lillie A. Newton Passed
Away at Methodist Episcopal Hospital.
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FUNERAL  HERE  SATURDAY
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          Mrs. Lillie A. Newton, age seventy, widow of  Thomas E. Newton, died Thursday afternoon at one o'clock in the Methodist hopsital [sic], at Indianapolis.  Death was caused by a complication of diseases with which Mrs. Newton had suffered for more than three years.  She had been a patient at the hospital for sixteen weeks.
          Mrs. Newton had been a resident of Shelbyville for many years, and was widely known through the city and county. She had served as the secretary of the Shelbyville Board of Federated Charities from 1917 to 1925.  Mrs. Newton had been a devoted member of the First Methodist Episcopal church here.  She united with the church in January, 1885.
          She was born in Clarke county, Illinois, on April 4, 1860, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Ross. On October 11, 1877, she was married to Thomas E. Newton.  One daughter, Mayme Newton, was born to them.  She died October 11, 1917. Mr. Newton's death occurred March 19, 1924.  Mrs. Newton leaves three sisters, Mrs. Allen Conger, of Flat Rock; Mrs. Jap Carlisle, of Waldron, and Mrs. William Guess, of Indianapolis, and a number of nieces and nephews.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the home, 316 West Franklin street, in this city, Saturday afternoon at one-thirty o'clock.  Dr. L. T. Freeland, pastor of the First M.E. church, here, will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, Charles M. Ewing in charge.
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind., Thursday, March 20, 1924
Page 1, column 3
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THOMAS  E. NEWTON  VICTIM  OF  APOPLEXY
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Had Served as Postmaster and Sheriff of Shelby County ---
Funeral on Saturday.
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          Residents of Shelbyville and surrounding community, will regret very much to learn of the death of  Thomas E. Newton, ex-postmaster and ex-sheriff of Shelby county, which occurred at his home, 316 W. Franklin street at 8:05 o'clock Wednesday evening, from apoplexy.  Mr. Newton was stricken with paralysis two weeks ago and since that time his condition had been very critical.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the late residence at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, the Rev. E. H. Boldrey, pastor of the First M.E. church officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
          Mr. Newton was born in Shelby county, east of Norristown, Aug. 24, 1851, the son of the late John and Frances Newton.  At the time of death he was 72 years, 7 months and 6 days old.  He resided on a farm with his parents until he reached manhood and received his education in the public schools of Shelby county.  In 1877, he was united in marriage with Miss Lellie A. Ross, and to this union one daughter, Miss Mamie Ross Newton was born. The daughter passed away in October, 1907.
          Mr. Newton was appointed postmaster here in 1898 and served in that capacity until 1902.  In 1905 Mr. Newton was elected sheriff of Shelby county and served until 1907.  He was very successful in both offices and during that time established an everlasting friendship with hundreds of residents of this county.  Mr. Newton was an expert carpenter by trade and followed that occupation until a short time ago, when he was forced to retire on account of his advanced age.
          He was a devoted member of the First M.E. church and both he and his good wife have been very active in all church affairs. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, Kinghts Templar, Knights of Pythias and the Modern Woodman lodges, and served as the first venerable consual in the Woodman lodge here. He also has held offices in the Knights Templar lodge at various times.
          In the death of Mr. Newton, Shelbyville loses one of its most highly esteemed and worthy citizens. Honesty was an outstanding trait in his splendid character and his life was an example for others.
          Heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereaved widow who is the only surviving relative of Mr. Newton.
          The Knights Templar lodge will take part in the funeral services.
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wed., Feb. 12, 1919
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JANE ELIZABETH NEWTON
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          Jane Elizabeth Newton, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Newton, died at their home two miles west of Waldon, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, several hours after birth Tuesday morning. It was the first child born to Mr. and Mrs. Newton and their grief is very great. They will have the sympathy of the entire community in their loss. Besides the parents she leaves her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Smith Lowe, of Noble township, and Mrs. William Newton. Burial was made at 2 o'clock this afternoon the Ogden cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix, undertakers.
Contributed by Carolyn Hoffman


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind.
Saturday, January 22, 1916
Page 1
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MRS. MARTHA  NEWTON
DIED  FRIDAY  EVENING
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Passed Away at Home of Her Son
Edward C. Newton in this City
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          Mrs. Martha J. Newton, 70 years old, died at 7:35 o'clock Friday evening, at 156 west Franklin street, passing away at the home of her son, Edward C. Newton, one of the school trustees of the city.  Her health had been failing for several years.  Her home was at Norristown and she had been at her son's residence only a very short time.
          Mrs. Newton was born July 10, 1845, in Bartholomew county, and was a daughter of Judge and Mrs. Robinson, prominent residents of that county.
          Her marriage to George W. Newton, who died December 29, 1914, was solemnized September 24, 1863.  Their entire married life had been spent at Norristown, and they were among the most highly esteemed residents of the south part of the county.
          Mrs. Newton gave her heart to Christ at Asbury Chapel in 1857, and in 1866 became a member of the M.E. church at Norristown.  This remained her church home and she was always loyal and faithful in supporting the church and in assisting with the work of its various departments.
          Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Newton. Two survive, the son at whose home she died, and Mrs. Effie McCartney, of Bloomington, Ind.
          The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Norristown church, the Rev. A. R. Jones, of Waldron, officiating, and the interment will be made in the church cemetery in charge of Hendrickson & Sleeth.
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, December 29, 1914
Page 1 column 4
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TAPS  SOUNDED  FOR  WAR  VETERAN
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George W. Newton Died At Home In Norristown Tuesday
Morning After Long Illness--Funeral Thursday
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          George W. Newton, prominent resident of Washington township and veteran of the Civil war, died this morning at eight o'clock at his home in Norristown.  Death resulted from a complication of diseases with which Mr. Newton had been suffering for a number of months.  He was aged seventy-two years, nine months and eleven days.  Mr. Newton was the son of  John and  Malinda Newton.  He was born March 18, 1842 in Butler county, Ohio.  When ten years old he came with his parents to Norristown, where his father engaged in the general merchandise business.  He attended the school at Norristown and grew to maturity there.  He enlisted as a member of Company A. Sixteenth Regiment of Indiana Infantry, May 14, 1861.  His brother  John also joined this regiment but later became a captain of the Seventieth.  Mr. Newton's regiment formed a part of Banks' division, participating in the battles of Ball's Bluff, Winchester and others that made that part of the war historic.  Later he joined the 170th Indiana.  Upon leaving the army he returned to Shelby county and took up the carpenter's trade.  In 1864 he settled at Norristown and became one of the influential citizens of that little town.  Mr. Newton was a Republican in politics.  He was a member of Lodge A.R. at Flat Rock and a member of Lodge 147 Free and Accepted Masons at Norristown.  He was a member of the M.E. church at Norristown.  He leaves his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Ira C. McCartney, of Bloomington, Ind.; one son  Ed C. Newton, a member of the Shelbyville School Board and bookkeeper in the First National Bank; two brothers  Thomas E. Newton, of this city, and  John Newton, of Indianapolis.  The funeral services will be held at the late home Thursday morning at ten o'clock, the Rev. J.T. Scull, Sr., of Milroy, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Norristown cemetery in charge of Hendrickson & Sleeth.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Carolyn Hoffman


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Tuesday, December 29, 1914
Page 1
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GEORGE  W.  NEWTON
DEAD  AT  NORRISTOWN
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End Came at Seven-thrity O'clock This Morning --- Victim of Paralysis.
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FUNERAL  THURSDAY  AFTERNOON
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Father of Edward C. Newton, of This City --- Had Been 
Successful as Carpenter and Farmer --- Veteran of the Civil War.
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          George W. Newton, of 72 years old, died at seven-thirty o'clock this morning at his home in Norristown.  His death was not unexpected, as his condition had been critical for several weeks and two weeks ago he suffered from paralysis.  He was so afflicted with heart disease and it was realized by his relatives and friends following the stroke of paralysis that the visit of the death angel would would not be long delayed.  Mr. Newton was a veteran of the civil war and was one of the widely known men of the south part of the county.  He had been successful as a carpenter contractor and farmer and was the owner of a comfortable home in Norristown and of a fine farm in Washington township.
          Mr. Newton was born in Butler county, Ohio, March 18, 1842, and was the son of  John and Malinda  (Clark)  Newton.  They came to Norristown in 1852, where Mr. Newton built up a large and lucrative trade as a merchant.  He died in 1876.
          At the time the family came to Norristown the son was but ten years old and there he grew to manhood, receiving his education in the schools of the town.
          May 14, 1861, he enlisted in the army as a member of Co. A. Sixteenth Regiment of Indiana Infantry and later became a member of the 170th Indiana.  He was in a number of engagements during his terms of service.  Two of his brothers were also in the service. 
          Following his discharge Mr. Newton worked in and around Norristown as a carpenter and he achieved a wide reputation as a builder.  He had been living in Norristown since 1864. 
          Mr. Newton is survived by his wife, who as Miss Martha J. Robinson, and a son and daughter.  The son is Ed C. Newton, of this city, who is a bookkeeper at the First National Bank and a member of the city school board.  The daughter is Mrs. Effie McCartney, of Bloomington, Ind., whose husband died a few years ago.  Another son, Thomas W., died a few years ago.
          Mr. Newton also leaves two half-brothers, Thomas W. Newton, of this city, former sheriff of Shelby county, and John Newton, of Indianapolis.
          Deceased had been an active member of the G.A.R. for many years, being connected with the post at Flat Rock.  He was a member of Lodge No. 147, Free and Accepted Masons, located at Norristown, and was a member of the Methodist church at Norristown, in which he and his wife had long been active.  He had also been for many years one of the leaders in the building and loan association at Flat Rock.
          Mr. Newton was a man of sound business judgment.  He was a good neighbor, a kind husband and an indulgent father.  He was ever in the van of all movements for the betterment of his home community and had come to be a man of great influence in the community, and his death will be felt by his many friends as a personal loss.
          The funeral services will be held at the M.E. church in Norristown at ten o'clock Thursday morning, the Rev. J.T. Scull, Sr., of Milroy, officiating, and the interment will be made in the Norristown cemetery in charge of Hendrickson & Sleeth.
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind.
Friday, October 11, 1907
Page 1, col 3
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MAMIE  ROSS  NEWTON  DIED  THIS  MORNING
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Funeral Services Will Be Held in First M.E. Church Sunday Afternoon
Conducted by the Rev. George M. Smith.
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          Mamie Ross Newton, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Newton, died this morning at four o'clock at their residence on north West street, of nervous prostration after a lingering illness.  She was taken sick some two months ago with typhoid fever.  After a protracted struggle, the fever gave way and she was getting better, was able to sit up, when she took a back-set and a complication of ailments finally caused her death.  Mamie Newton was born at Norristown, this county, on February 13, 1886, and while a very small child her parents removed to this city, where she grew up to womanhood.  At an early age she joined the First M.E. church of this city and continued thru life a consistent and earnest member of the church of her choice.  She was also an active member of the Queen Esther circle and the Epworth League.  She was of vivacious disposition, giving out a life of sunshine.  She enjoyed the acquaintance of a large circle of friends who held her in high esteem.  In this city she was very popular.  Her simple Christian life was her endearing characteristic.  She was loveable, pure and womanly and the sympathy of her many friends is extended to the bereaved parents in this sad hour oftribulation.  She was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Newton and her death coming as it has in the time of her early womanhood is a very severe blow to them.
          Had she lived she would have been united in marriage to Mr. Clare Segner, of Hoopston, Illinois, some time this fall.
          Besides her parents, Miss Newton leaves surviving several uncles, aunts and other relatives.  Funeral services will be held at the First M. E. church Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, the Rev. George M. Smith officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday August 31, 1907
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          Mrs. Mary A. Newton, formerly a resident of this county, died Wednesday at Dunreith.  The funeral occurred today at the St. John’s cathedral at Indianapolis.  Interment took place in the Holy Cross cemetery.  The following children survive the deceased:  Mrs. A. J. Harris, Chester, Nebraska;  Mrs. Cecil Holton, Kokomo;  Thomas Price, of this city;  Mrs. C. W. Gordon, Indianapolis, and  Mrs. L. L. Huddleson, of Dunreith.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday, March 10, 1903
Page 7, column 3
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          The funeral services of  Mrs. Sarah A. Newton occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. McCain, at Indianapolis yesterday and was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coyle, and  Mr. and Mrs. Liberty Seely.  The funeral was in charge of  Marshall G. Tindall, of this city.
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The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, March 6, 1903
Page 2, column 2
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          Marshall G. Tindall was called to Indianapolis yesterday to take charge of the body of  Mrs. Newton, widow of the late William Newton, of this county.  Mrs. Newton died at her late residence, four miles south of Indianapolis, yesterday.  She was the mother of  Mrs. Frank Coyle, of Shelby township, and  Mrs. Liberty Seely, of Liberty township.  The funeral will be held on Thursday. Interment at Crown Hill in charge of Mr. Tindall.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Carolyn Hoffman


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
January 8, 1903
Column 2
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          Clara A., wife of Thomas W. Newton, died at the family residence in Washington township at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, January 4, of lung trouble, aged twenty-nine years, five months and twenty-eight days.  Interment Tuesday, January 6, at Patterson graveyard.  Services at the church at Lewis Creek Switch at eleven a.m. by Rev. Hester. D. B. Wilson & Son in charge.
          [Clara was born 6 Jul 1873. Per tombstone inscription, Thomas W. Newton died 2 Apr 1903 and son, Loyd, died 17 Mar 1903. Clara, Thomas and Loyd share one tombstone at Norristown Cem. Thomas was the son of  George and  Martha  (Robinson)  Newton.  I was unable to find obits for Thomas or Loyd.-KR]
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
January 16, 1902
Page 7
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          Mrs. Frances A. Newton, died at the home of her son James A. Eason, in Norristown, at 10 p.m., Monday, Janurary [sic] 13, of senility.  She was born in Kentucky July 16, 1818, and was at the time of her death 83 years, 5 months and 16 days old.  She was twice married, her first marriage was to James Eason, to them were born 4 children:  James A. Eason of Norristown, Mrs. Adaline Johns, of Martinsville, and Mrs. Lousa Tillson, of Lynn, Ind., and John Eason (deceased.)  Her second marriage was to John Newton, to them were born two sons, Thomas E. Newton,of this city, and Edward Newton, deceased.  Her funeral services will be held in the Norristown M.E. church, at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, Rev. John Scull officiating.  The interment will be made in the Norristown cemetery, in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen


The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, September 23, 1898
Page 4, column 4
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          William Newton died at his residence in East Shelby township at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, with inflamation of the bowels.  He was born in Philadelphia, November 6, 1815, making him at the time of his death 82 years, 10 months and 14 days old.  The widow, four daughters, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild survive him.  He was one of the oldest members of Waldron lodge I.O.O.F., No. 197, was a sergeant of Company F. Seventy-sixth Indiana, and was a member of Dumont Post of this city.  The funeral service will be under the auspices of Waldron lodge I.O.O.F and Dumont Post of this city, and will be held in the M.E. church at Waldron at 8 a.m. Thursday, September 22.  The remains were taken to Indianapolis on the 10 O'clock train for interment in Crown Hill cemetery.  The remains and cortege were in charge of Marshall G. Tindall, and he accompanied same to Indianapolis.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Carolyn Hoffman

The  Shelby  Democrat
August 30, 1894
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          A fatal runaway occurred on the Michigan Road Tuesday evening about six o'clock, in which Mrs. Elizabeth Newton was killed and her sister-in-law, Mrs. James Gray, it is thought, fatally injured.  Their horse became frightened, turned the buggy over and threw the two women to the ground.  Mrs. Newton never regained consciousness and was frightfully injured about the head.  Deceased was seventy-nine years of age last Monday and was the mother of  Mrs. Theodore Wilkes and  Mrs. Thomas McClain of this city, and  Mrs. Thomas Stansifer,  Mr. William Newton and  Mrs. Mary Tevis of Waldron.  She has a neat home and resided in Waldron, and had been here and at her brother's on a visit.  She was a kind mother and a devoted Christian.  The remains will be taken to her late home in Waldron Thursday morning.  Funeral services will be held in the M. E. Church in Waldron at one p.m. Friday, Rev. Smith officiating.  Interment in the Ogden Cemetery, Cummins & Edwards have charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, January 5, 1892
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DEATH OF THREE
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Well-Known and Highly Esteemed
Citizens Last Night and To-day
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[Introductory paragraphs speak of all three men.]  ...John H. Newton  died at 10:30 this morning.
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JOHN HENRY NEWTON
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          For several weeks past the above named gentleman has been confined to his residence with the grippe, and he daily grew worse and more feeble until the spark of life slowly died out this morning at 10:30 o'clock.  Mr. Newton was surrounded by nearly all the members of his family at the time of his demise, and the end was as peaceful and calm as had been his quiet and uneventful life.  He leaves a widow, three children by his first and four by a second marriage, and three step-children.
          Deceased was a well-known farmer of Shelby township.  He had lived in the county for a period of 65 years, and for several years past resided with his wife and younger children in a pretty home on East Mechanic st.  Had he lived until the 15th inst. he would have been witnessed the arrival of his 81st birthday.  Many friends esteemed Mr. Newton for his benevolence, his courteous demeanor, in and out of the family circle, and he will be sincerely mourned by many.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, September 23, 1889
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          Died, last night at eleven o'clock at Waldron, Isaac Newton aged nearly eighty years.  Funeral tomorrow at Waldron at one o'clock, services by Rev. John Reese at the M. E. Church.  H. R. Mings funeral director.
[Buried VanPelt Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff for Carolyn Hoffman


The  Daily  Republican
Thursday, June 30, 1887
Page 4, column 4
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          Mrs. William [Diantha (Biddinger)] Newton died this morning at her home in Waldron, aged twenty-six years.  The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning in the M. E. Church at Waldron at 9 o'clock.  The Rev. Scull officiating.  The remains will be buried at the Ogden cemetery by D. B. Wilson, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Carolyn Hoffman


The  Daily  Republican
Thursday June 30, 1887
Page 4 column 4
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          Mrs. William Newton  died this morning at her home in Waldron, aged twenty-six years.  The funeral services will be held tomorrow in the M. E. Church at Waldron at 9 o’clock, the Rev. Scull officiating.  The remains will be buried at the Ogden cemetery by D. B. Wilson, funeral director.
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The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday June 30, 1887
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          Mrs. D. Newton, wife of  Wm. R. Newton, died at her home in Waldron at half-past four o’clock this morning, aged twenty-six years.  The remains will be interred at the Ogden cemetery tomorrow morning. Services at the church in Waldron at 9 o’clock, Rev. Scull officiating.  D. B. Wilson funeral director.
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          Mrs. William Newton nee Biddinger, died at her home in Waldron this morning.
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Shelby County, Indiana Marriages
William R. Newton  Diantha Biddinger
January 6, 1881
Book 11 page 532
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Contributed by Barb Huff  for Paula Lasky


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 21, 1884
Page 3 column 2
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          Susan Newton, age twenty eight, daughter of  David K. Newton, formerly of this county, died on the 12th inst. at the home of her parents in Osage Mission, Kansas, with consumption.  Her many friends in this county will regret to hear of her demise.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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