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James Harvey Newton
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Birth: Nov. 3, 1820
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 1902
Stark County
Illinois, USA

Son of Joseph K. Newton and Elizabeth (Unknown).

Born in Greenbrier Co., Virginia (now West Virginia).

Husband of Hester A. McCance m. Sept. 28,1851 in Toulon, Stark Co., Illinois.

Father of:
James I.
and William A. Newton.

Wednedsay Jan. 15, 1902
Toulon, Illinois
James Harvey Newton was born in
Green Briar County, Virginia, November 3, 1820.
He came west by overland journey
in the year 1847, settling in Stark
county, Illinois, near Toulon, where
his home has been ever since.
In early boyhood he united with
the Presbyterian church, but finding
no church of that denomination here,
gave his name and influence of
his life to the Congregational com-
munion, in which fellowship he has
always been faithful.
On September 29, 1851, he was
united in marriage with Hester Ann
McCance, who, with their two sons,
Isaac and William A., survive him.
Two sisters, Mrs. Helen Jones, of
Des Moines, Iowa and Mrs. Nancy
Barker of Farmington, Illinois, also
remain to mourn his departure.
He died January 8, 1902.
Thus briefly is sketched the out-
line of a long and honorable life, and
in reviewing this life, we, who have
known him through many years of unbroken
friendship, can make a more fitting
comment than the word of the Psalmist:
"Mark the perfect man and behold the
upright,for the end of that man is peace".

Mr. Newton was a quiet and thoughtful,
christian gentleman. As a young man he
began life honestly and earnestly and
soon had a pleasant home in which to place
his chosen wife. Here in this home, a
few miles west of Toulon, the two sons were
born and reared, and comfort and
plenty repaid labor and frugality.
Here happy years passed, and neigh-
bors and friends felt the kindly influ-
ence of this good family.
But Mr. Newton's health failed
while yet his sun was high and absol-
ute retirement from farm work was necessary.
Only those who so suffer can know
the great heart-break endured, to
stand aside and see the work one
hoped to do pass into other hands,
and how much grace us necessary to
--- cheerfully yeald to the Divine will
"God keeps us through the common days,
The level stretches, white with dust;
When thought is tired and hands upraised
Their burdens feebly, since they must."
They lived quietly in Toulon till two
years ago they removed to the
home of their son, Mr. W. A. Newton.
Last September this worthy pair
quietly passed the fiftieth anniversary
of their happy marriage among chil-
dren and grandchildren.
For several weeks he failed rapidly.
His devoted wife, who has been his
nurse for many years, was given
strength to sooth and comfort him
as no one else could, to the end.
Thus Mr. Newton has been gathered
as a sheaf fully ipe into the heavenly
garner, exchanging morality for Life,
respect and honored by all who
knew him as a courteous, Christian gentleman
Rev. D. S. McCown, pastor of the M.E. church,
conducted the funeral services from the residence.
Friday at 2 p.m. and many of the old neighbors
and friends wee present to tender their last
tribute of respect to one that had gone in
and out before them for many years and
whose perfect walk in life will ever be worthy
of emulation. Again Stark county sees laid
away another of her early day settlers,
who hath nobly wrought, to await the
ressurection of the just.

Family links: 
  Joseph Kaiser Newton (1796 - 1861)
  Hester Ann McCance Newton (1827 - 1911)
  James Isaac Newton (1853 - 1922)*
  William Arthur Newton (1855 - 1922)*
  James Harvey Newton (1820 - 1902)
  Harrison Newton (1826 - 1905)*
  Eliza N. Newton Ives (1829 - 1853)*
  Ira Isaac Newton (1839 - 1909)*
  Hiram Isaac Newton (1841 - 1923)*
  Milton Newton (1844 - 1920)*
  Joseph Hamilton Newton (1847 - 1922)*
  William Hall Newton (1849 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Toulon Cemetery
Stark County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lot C-432
Created by: Laural N. D.
Record added: Jan 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17756341
James Harvey Newton
Added by: Laural N. D.
James Harvey Newton
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