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Frank James Newton Sr. and his wife Ruth (Russell) Newton Circa 1920

Frank James Newton Sr. and his wife Ruth (Russell) Newton Circa 1920

"Frank J. Newton, merchant, Rixford, was born in Sharon Township, Potter Co., PA., August 31, 1859, and is a son of Alonzo and Angeline (Warner) Newton. His father was a native of Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY and among the pioneer farmers and lumberman of Sharon Township, and a farmer and lumberman by occupation. Frank J. Newton was reared and educated in his native township [i.e. Shinglehouse] and located to Rixford, McKean county in 1879, where he openned a general store in company with George W. Dodge, and they have since conducted a successful business under the firm name of Dodge & Newton. Mr. Newton married, February 10, 1881, Ruth Russell of Bufalo, NY and they have four children: Nellie, George, Esther and Nelson. [Son Frank J. Newton Jr. -- Mr. Grandfather -- arrived in 1893] Mr. Newton is a leading merchant and citizen of Rixford. He is a Royal Arch Mason and a member of Council No. 43 of Bradford, PA. Politically he is a Republican."

From: History of the Counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania with Biographical Selections. Chicago: Beers, 1890 p. 512

I sent for and received a death certificate on Frank James Newton, Sr. and that occurred on January 24, 1944.

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