|Birth: ||Jul. 11, 1836|
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 1915|
Wife of HARRISON NEWTON.
Daughter of CHRISTIAN & MARY POLLY (STRONG) GIERHART.
Obituary notice from an Oskaloosa paper tells of the death of a former Toulon resident:
"Mrs. Olive Newton departed this life Tuesday afternoon, March 30, 1915, after a lingering illness extending through many months. She was born July 11, 1836, in Wilkesville, Ohio, and was therefore seventy-eight years, eight months and nineteen days old at the time of her departure.
She was married September 8, 1852, to HARRISON NEWTON, of Toulon, IllINOIS.
To them eleven children were born, eight sons and three daughters. Nine are still living. One son and one daughter died in youth.
Those surviving are MARION, of Grinnell; ALBERT C., of Stuttgart, Ark.; ELWIN and WILLIS, of Gilman; DELL, of Oregon; FRED, of California; and HARLEY, LILLIAN and ANNA, of Oskaloosa,Iowa. There are twenty-four grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
"At twelve years of age she gave her life to her Saviour and was ever after that a faithful, devoted Christian. With her husband, who died in 1905, she was a charter member of the Congregational church of Newberg, in which organization she retained her membership. The wife of a soldier, she was loyal, bravely sending her husband to the front while she cared for a family of small children and assisted in sending aid to the boys in camp.
"In 1910 Mrs. Newton, with her daughters, moved to Oskaloosa. While the Friends' Meeting House was under construction she took much interest in it and besides contributing liberally to it she took a personal interest in all the workmen, having many talks with them on religious lines.
She was appreciative of every good work being done in the community, especially with the affairs of Penn College and the Friends' church. Though many sacred ties caused her to retain her membership in another church, she was a most faithful attender upon Friends' meetings and nearly always took some part on the service. Very often, even when unable to be present, she would send flowers to decorate the pulpit.
"As a distributor of flowers, a visitor upon the sick and as a witness for her Master she will be much missed in the church and neighborhood. Though a great sufferer of late years, as long as she was at all able, she was carrying sunshine and good cheer to all. Amidst all her trials she never lost faith in the goodness of God and repeatedly said, 'Thy will be done.'"
** Prairieview Cemetery is found in Section 26 of Green Castle township, on Yates Avenue, Gilman, Marshall Co., Iowa
Christian Gierhart (1808 - 1870)
Mary Polly Strong Gierhart (1813 - 1868)
Harrison Newton (1826 - 1905)*
Albert Christian Newton (1856 - 1924)*
Elwin Harrison Newton (1858 - 1949)*
Willis Eugene Newton (1860 - 1927)*
Mary Lucinda Newton (1862 - 1868)*
Harlow Milton Newton (1867 - 1949)*
Elbert Newton (1880 - 1880)*
Prairie View Cemetery
Plot: Lot #179 # Plot 3
Created by: Laural N. D.
Record added: Dec 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16881934
Remembering you in our Hearts.Your great granddaughter.|
Laural N. D.
Added: Dec. 22, 2006