|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1921|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 1996|
GEORGE NEWTON HALLIWELL
George Newton, a son of Glen Clark & Mamie Alice (Barton) Halliwell, was the namesake of his grandfathers--George B. Halliwill and Isaac Newton Barton. George was orphaned in 1929, at which time, he and his three siblings, Dorothy Helen, Robert A., and Mary Alice, were fostered to family members. George was reared by his maternal aunt and uncle, Annie Rebecca Hottinger (Barton) and Elmer M. Brown of Wadsworth. Although his name was changed to Junior Brown, his step-mother Nora never relinquished her parental rights. Therefore, the much anticipated adoption by the Brown couple never occurred. George (a.k.a. Junior Brown) chose to revert to his given name, George Newton Halliwell, in 1937 during his sophomore year at Wadsworth High School.
George attended Wadsworth schools, graduating amid the largest class of its day in 1939. He was a superior athlete, engaged in basketball, baseball and was the captain of the 1939 Wadsworth High School football team. His named graced the pages of the local Wadsworth Banner News through out his senior football season in 1938. The team's record was 8-1 with 1 tie. George (position "End") was selected as one of only twenty-two men on 14 Nov 1938 to join the "All League (football)Team". His high school activities also included Torch in his sophomore year and Hi-Y as a member of his junior and senior class. The "Whisper Prophecy" predicted that "George Halliwell (would become) the coach of everything but cooking at Sterling High School."
Obituary: The Beacon Journal, Akron Ohio, Sunday, 25 February 1996, George N. Halliwell
WADSWORTH-- George N. Halliwell, 74 died Saturday, February 24th after a brief illness. Mr. Halliwell was born in Chippewa Lake and resided in Wadsworth for sixty-five years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II and a self-employed carpenter for thirty-seven years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, V.F.W. Post No. 1089, American Legion Post 170, and F.O.E. No. 2117. Mr. Halliwell is survived by wife Mary Jane to whom he was married fifty-five years; son George C.; daughters, Jean Brady, Kathy Detwiter and Karen Jacobs, all of the Wadsworth area; daughter, Pat Dye of Plano Tex.; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister Helen Weaver. He was preceded in death by brother Robert and sister, Mary Alice Bragg. The family will receive friends Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hillard-Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. Prayers will be Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian burial, 10 a.m. at Scares Heart Catholic Church, 272 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. (Hillard-Cox Mullaney, 334-1501).
George and his family were long-time resident of 203 Grandview Avenue in Wadsworth. At his request, his remains were interred with his wife Mary Jane at the time of her burial (18 Sep 2003.) His death was recorded as Halliwell, George N. age 74,white married male, born 4 April 1921 in Medina County, Ohio. He died at 6:30 a.m. on 24 Feb 1996 as a hospital in patient. Certified by physician, disposition: Cremation. [Vol. 30616, Cert. 22682].
Glen Clark Halliwell (1895 - 1929)
Mamie Alice Barton Halliwell (1896 - 1926)
Mary Jane Stronz Halliwell (1921 - 2003)*
Dorothy Helen Halliwell Weaver (1916 - 2000)*
Robert Allen Halliwell (1919 - 1994)*
George Newton Halliwell (1921 - 1996)
Mary Alice Halliwell Bragg (1923 - 1980)*
Created by: Laurie H
Record added: Feb 13, 2009
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