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Newton, James V.


Age: 18, credited to Randolph, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS
Service: enl 10/6/61, m/i 11/9/61, CPL, Co. E, 2nd USSS, dis/dsb 1/16/62

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Birth: 01/26/1842, Unknown
Death: 07/07/1922

Burial: South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/24/1888, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Alert: Pension card lists Co. B, 43rd WI INF as well


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South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT

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Death of J. V. Newton

A figure well known about town for fully fifty years was removed by the death Friday at 10 a. m. of James V. Newton, which occurred at the home of his son-in-law, Clarence J. Cole, on Weston street. Mr. Newton had been in failing health for a long time and confined to the bed since Dec. 2nd last except about two weeks. Death resulted from gangrene of the leg. He was 80 years of age Jan. 26th last.

James V. Newton was born and passed his early years in Rochester. When the Civil war broke out he enlisted in Randolph, and having qualified as a marksman was assigned to Captain Stoughton’s company of sharpshooters. After a period of service he was discharged for disability. Later he went to Wisconsin and enlisted in Co. B, 43rd Wisconsin Infantry, serving during the remainder of the war.

He then returned East and was married to Mary M. Brewer at East Bethel, where for some time Mr. Newton conducted a store. Later the family removed to this village, where their two children were born. In 1884 Mrs. Newton purchased a dwelling on South Main street near the village square and, following the big fire of that year, established the hotel and boarding house which she, with Mr. Newton’s help, conducted so long under the name of the Newton House. Mr. Newton also carried on a trucking and teaming business until advanced age and poor health compelled him to give it up. Mrs. Newton died sixteen years ago, following which the hotel was sold and Mr. Newton went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Cole, where he received a good home and care to the last.

The two daughters are Mrs. C. F. Nutting of Grant’s Pass, Ore., and Mrs. C. J. Cole.

The funeral was held Sunday at 1 p. m., at the Cole home, Rev. Fraser Metzger officiating, with burial at South View cemetery.

Source: Bethel Courier, July 13, 1922.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.