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 Newton French Owston

Newton French Owston

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 11 Sep 1928 (aged 74)
Puckershire, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot Section O, Lot 30, Grave 1
Memorial ID 32791114 · View Source
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Born in Allegheny City, PA.

He worked for the following rail lines:

Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne, and Chicago Rail Road.

New England and New York Rail Road.

New England Rail Road.

New York, New Haven, & Hartford Rail Road.

Boston & Maine Rail Road.

Member of Foresters of America, Court #17 in Claremont, NH.

Married to Mary Emma Merriman on November 11, 1874 in Pittsburgh, PA.

The couple had five children:

Martha May Owston McMains Leppzer
Essie Marcelli Owston (died as a child)
George Hood Owston
Charles Herbert Owston
Ovington French Owston

Married to Mary Agnes (Minnie) Donovan circa 1896.

The couple had two children:

John Gillon Owston (died as a child)
Ralph Joseph Owston

Newton French Owston Obituary
Claremont Daily Eagle
September 12, 1928

Died: Owston - in Claremont, September 11. Newton F. Owston. Aged 74 years, 5 months, and 7 days. The death of Newton F. Owston occurred Tuesday at his home in Puckershire at the age of 74.

He was a native of Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, and a locomotive engineer for many years, coming to Claremont in 1906. He held church membership at St. Luke's at Charlestown.

Surviving him a widow; a daughter, Martha of Barberton, Ohio; and three sons, Ralph of this town and Charles and Ovington, both of Barberton.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Stoughton Funeral Home, 139 Broad Street. Rev. Leland B. Chase will officiate and interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery.


The cause of his death - senility with the contributing factor of fractured ribs (he fell against an open stove door).

His half brother (James Humprheys Owston) back in Pittsburgh died a few hours later - they hadn't seen each other at least 30 years.




  • Created by: Dr. James M. Owston
  • Added: 9 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32791114
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Newton French Owston (4 Apr 1854–11 Sep 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32791114, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Dr. James M. Owston (contributor 47059231) .