George Alvin Newman

George Alvin Newman

Birth
Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death 15 Jun 1920 (aged 76)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 98611537 · View Source
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GEORGE ALVIN NEWMAN
In the history of the Grand Army of the Republic one now and again finds a man who is known for his many years of faithful official service. Such a man was George Alvin Newman.

Born in Jefferson County, New York, in December, 1843, Newman spent his youth in his native State, and at the outbreak of the Civil War enlisted as a private in Company G. Sixth New York Cavalry. He fought in the main battles of the Eastern Army, and in October, 1864, was honorably discharged from service. At the close of the war he moved to Janesville, Wisconsin, where in 1876 he began the practice of dentistry. In 1881 he removed to Iowa, locating at Cedar Falls. As a citizen he was loyal to local interests. For several years he served as city clerk, and was an active and enthusiastic member of James Brownell Post No. 222 of the Grand Army of the Republic.

At the Twentieth Annual Encampment, held at Council Bluffs in 1894, Mr. Newman was elected Commander of the Iowa Department. Subsequently, in 1900, he was appointed Assistant Adjutant General -- a position which he held with honor and distinction, being reappointed again and again, for twenty years. Meanwhile, in 1915, he served also as Adjutant General of the Grand Army. He died at Des Moines on June 15, 1920. Few men in Iowa or in the Nation have served the cause of the Grand Army more continuously or more faithfully than he.

Source: The Iowa Department of the Grand Army of the Republic Page 93


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  • Created by: Couple of Gravers
  • Added: 10 Oct 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 98611537
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Alvin Newman (Dec 1843–15 Jun 1920), Find a Grave Memorial no. 98611537, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Couple of Gravers (contributor 47290826) .