SAMUEL B. NEWTON                  GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas




 S. B. NEWTON, car inspector, between 16 and 17 Appleton avenue, was born in Morgan County, Ohio, in 1843. His father was A. S. Newton, who was born and raised in the same county and State. His ancestors were from the State of New York. His mother was born in Washington County, Ohio. Her grandfather was killed by the Indians on the Muskingham River. His name was Sherman. He lived in Ohio, where he received his education, until twenty-one years of age, when he enlisted in Company A, Thirty-sixth Ohio Infantry, serving in the army of the Cumberland. The latter part of his term was in the Shenandoah Valley, until mustered out of the service. July, 1865, when he returned to Ohio, where he lived four years, when he emigrated to Ft. Scott, Kan., in 1871. He came to Parsons just when the town was starting. He was married in 1865, to Emma J. Aiken, of Jefferson County, Ohio, whose parents were from Washington County, of the same State. They have three children - Rasellar, born 1869, at Ft. Scott; Clay Newton, born 1875, at Parsons; Lucy, born 1877. Mr. N. has been employed by the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company during the whole time of his residence in Parsons. He has not lost one day in ten years. He is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, Postmaster, also past chancellor of the K. of P. and a member of the Order of Red Men. All his ancestors were strict members of the Universalist Church.