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 Newman Coart Hutchings

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Newman Coart Hutchings

  • Birth 10 Sep 1853 Bennington, Shiawassee County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 15 Aug 1936 Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA
  • Plot Section C, Block 310, Quarter NW, Lot 1
  • Memorial ID 55642661

Newman's parents were Coart Hutchings and Amy Skinner. He was born on September 10, 1853 in Bennington, Shiawassee County, Michigan, the couple's last of seven children.

1863 - Both of his parents died within four months of each other. Ten year old Newman and 13 year old brother Edward moved in with oldest brother Abram. Newman stayed on as a farmhand until he was 24.

1876 - Newman married his neighbor Mary A. Baese, who was born 1858 in Buffalo, New York. She was the daughter of Frederick and Mary S. Baese, German immigrants from Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

1878 - Newman, with brothers Nelson, Edward and Henry, made the decision to move their families to Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska. Newman and Nelson set up a furniture business in town.

1879 - Newman and Mary's daughter Lena Blanch was born.

1883 - Newman and Mary's daughter Eva Lucille was born.

1885 - Newman and Mary's daughter Pearl Anna was born.

1886 - Newman and Mary moved infant Pearl, and daughters Lena and Eva to Crawford, Nebraska.

1887 - Newman and Mary's son Earl Charles was born.

1899 - Newman and Mary's 5th and last child, daughter Muriel Charlotte was born.

Muriel was premature and so small they had to put her in a shoe box lined with soft cloth and place her on the oven door to keep her warm.

1900 - Daughter Eva married Edward Tempany in Crawford.

1902 - Newman and Mary, Lena, Pearl, Earl and Muriel boarded a train to Washington State. In Yakima, Newman opened a painting business. He became one of area's leading professional painters. At the height of his short career, he was contracted to paint the famous Congden Castle.

1904 - Daughter Lena married Frank Lanterman in Yakima.

1906 - Newman retired in poor health. During the few years he was painting, he suffered from chronic lead poisoning.

1907 - Daughter Pearl married Earl Hall in Yakima.

1908 - The Hutchings and the Baese families reunited one last time at the home of Mary's father, Fred Baese in Bennington, Michigan.

Shortly after returning home from their visit to Michigan, Newman and Mary relocated to West Seattle and its milder climate. Daughter Muriel, still a youngster, was sent to stay with her older sister.

1912 - Son Earl married Edith Moore in Yakima.

1919 - Newman and Mary returned to the Yakima Valley.

1920 - Daughter Muriel married Avilla Fortier in Lacey.

1922 - Mary, Newman's wife of 46 years, died after an illness.

1926 - Newman moved in with daughter Muriel and her family.

1936 - On the 15th day of August, Newman passed away at a nursing home in Yakima, Washington at the age of 83.

Timeline provided by grandson, Robert A. Fortier



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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Newman Coart Hutchings (10 Sep 1853–15 Aug 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55642661, citing Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by SB°ancestry (contributor 47325517) .