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DeWitt Newman Washington
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1852
Augusta County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1918
Pleasant Valley
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA




Prominent Republican Leader - Stood
High in Council of His Party.
Was at One Timer Superintendent
of Alms House.

DeWit [sic] Newton Washington a prominent and prosperous farmer of Ashby District living at Pleasant Valley, died yesterday morning at 5:30 o'clock as the result of a third stroke of paralysis sustained several weeks ago. He was born September 12, 1852, therefore he was 65 years, 6 months and 20 days old.

Though born in Augusta county, his parents Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Washington moved to Rockingham County, where Mr. Washington has lived since the age of ten. For many years he was a member of the Methodist Church, but in late years he joined the Reformed Church and was an elder in that church up until the time of his death.

Mr. Washington was a prominent Republican and stood high in the councils of his party. On May 4, 1880, he was elected a member of the Board of Supervisors from Ashby District and continued a member with the exception of two four year terms, until several years ago. For eight years or two terms, he was superintendent of the County Alms house.

The fact that the deceased was a member of the Board of supervisors for a number of years is sufficient evidence that he was held in high esteem by every citizen in Ashby District and his constructive and progressive work on this board caused him to be admired by the entire citizenship of Rockingham County. He possessed a cheerful and jovial disposition which brought him nearer to his many friends.

As a member of the board, his vote more than once made his fellow citizens glad, and advanced the cause of good roads and good schools. Many of the institutions within the county's borders, stand as monuments to the thoughtfulness and far sightedness of DeWit Newton Washington.

Mr. Washington is survived by his wife, who before marriage was Miss Addie C. Rhinehart and three children, Mrs. T. T. Dodd; Mrs. G. G. Bowman, of near Harrisonburg; and W. Warren Washington of Crozet. He also leaves one brother, H. H. Washington, of Washington, D. C. and two sisters Mrs. Fannie Craun, Ryan, Virginia and Mrs. Alee Horring, Lynchburg.

The funeral services will be held from Spaders Church Wednesday morning at 11:30 conducted by Rev. Lloyd Anderson, pastor of the Reformed Church. The Masonic Order will have charge of the services and the pall bearers will be selected from that order.


Harrisonburg Daily News Record, April 9, 1918


The funeral services of DeWitt Newton Washington, who died early Monday as a result of a third atroke of paralysis, will be held this morning from Spaders Church at 11 o'clock. The services, which will be in charge of the Masonic Order, will be conducted by Rev. Lloyd Anderson, pastor of the Reformed Church.

Pall-bearers who were selected from the order to which Mr. Washington belonged, are as follows; T. L. Williamson, Dr. W. T. Linewaver, Charles M. Keezel, W. H. Gardner, J. M. Snell, RR. S. Bucher, John F. Noit, John W. Bolen. Funeral party will leave house at 10:30 A. M.

Harrisonburg Daily News Record, April 10, 1918

Family links: 
  Thomas Washington (1818 - 1878)
  Julia Washington (____ - 1896)
  Addie Catherine Rhinehart Washington (1856 - 1933)*
  Lelia F. Washington Dodd (1876 - 1938)*
  William Warren Washington (1878 - 1921)*
  Eltie Washington Bowman (1880 - 1971)*
  Lizzie Washington (1844 - 1915)*
  Hampton H. Washington (1849 - 1920)*
  DeWitt Newman Washington (1852 - 1918)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Jacobs Spaders Lutheran Church Cemetery
Mount Crawford
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA
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Record added: Oct 15, 2010
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May GOD Bless you DeWitt Newman Washington and our Harvey/Harvie families as you so have blessed these UNITED STATES of North America and Europe! Thank you for your being and service!The Republican Party , to me is the best too.
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