Newton, Massachusetts, USA - Newton Square, Newton, Mass.
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Where is Newton, Massachusetts, USA? 

Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA (Auburndale) (Nonantum) (Oak Hill) (Thompsonville) (Waban) (West Newton)
Newton was settled in 1630 as part of "the newe towne", which was renamed Cambridge in 1638. Roxbury minister John Eliot convinced the Native American people of Nonantum, a sub-tribe of the Massachusetts led by a sachem named Waban, to relocate to Natick in 1651, fearing that they would be exploited by colonists. Newton was incorporated as a separate town, known as Cambridge Village, in 1688, then renamed Newtown in 1691, and finally Newton in 1766. It became a city in 1873.

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1661 - The first church in the area, founded in 1661 at East Parish (Newton Centre), was the traditional church of the Puritans FHG_Makers_of_the_Mold/ MakersHistorical.htm
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Landmark Tour of Newton, MA - Bob Vila

Landmark Tour of Newton, MA - Bob Vila (

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4. NEWTON. [Pop. 3,351. Inc. 1691.]
Newton is a corruption of New Town, by which name this part of Cambridge was called after it was dropped by the alder part of the town. Previously it had been called Cambridge Village.

The Indian name was Nonantum, and the hill on which the apostle Eliot collected the first congregation...Read MORE...

1848 - Newton
The exact period of the commencement of the settlement of Newton is unknown. It was originally a part of Cambridge, and was styled Cambridge Village, or New Cambridge. It was incorporated in I&91. This is a beautiful agricultural and manufacturing town, the Noanntum of the Indians. It is 12 miles...Read MORE...

News  1871 - Express Delivery
At Denver, Col., a few days ago, a man tried to have himself sent by express to Newtown Corners, Mass., by securing himself in a box expressly manufactured by himself for that purpose. The box was five feet long, three feet high, and furnished with provisions and all necessary articles pertaining...Read MORE...

News  1872 - Boston pays its female teachers an average of $67.92 per month, and Newton $65.54.
These are the highest in the State. The lowest is the town of New Ashford, which pays only $16.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 16, 1872
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News  1889 - 200th Anniversary
The city of Newton, one of Boston's suburbs, celebrated its two hundredth anniversary as a town on the 27th.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 5, 1889
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Newton Massachusetts, 1890
NEWTON is a large and handsome city of residences, having also its manufacturing localities, and is rapidly increasing in population and wealth. It lies in the southeastern extremity of Middlesex County, and adjoins the Brighton district of Boston on the east and the West Roxbury district on the...Read MORE...

1891 - First Fig Newton
The Kennedy Biscuit Works (later Nabisco) used a machine invented by James Henry Mitchell to mass-produce the first Fig Newton Cookies and named it for the town of Newton, MA. resources/state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html
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Newton, a banking city of Middlesex co., Mass., adjoining Boston on the WSW., on the Boston and Albany R. It contains several villages, namely, Newton, Newton Center, Newton Lower Falls, Newton Upper Falls, Newtonville, Auburndale, West Newton, Newton Highlands, etc. It has the Lasell Seminar, the...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here

John Alexander (abt. 1622 - 11 December 1696) & Beatrice Michael? (abt. 1628 - 1690)
married 1659

Thomas Hammond (13 September 1630 - 1 January 1714) & Elizabeth Stedman (24 November 1637 - 29 October 1715)
married 17 December 1662

Sebastien Jackson (1650 - 6 December 1690) & Sarah Baker (25 March 1651 - 20 April 1725)
married 19 April 1671

Jonathan Park (Parke) (27 August 1670 - 23 January 1718) & Abigail Elizabeth "Anna" Spring (21 September 1671 - 10 April 1713)
married 18 March 1689

Thomas Prentiss (Prentice) (22 January 1669 - 11 December 1724) & Elizabeth Bond (30 November 1656 - 23 December 1729)
married 3 March 1690

Isaac Hammond (20 December 1668 - 1 January 1715) & Ann Kendrick (3 July 1672 - 23 December 1735)
married 7 December 1692

Frank Louis Baker (December 1881 - 2 February 1933) & Annie Louise Rheel (February 1884 - 26 March 1948)
married 13 July 1903
James Alexander Kerens (31 May 1881 - 1938) & Minnie Alice Rheel (May 1882 - 1953)
married 21 January 1903

George Phillip Rheel (5 April 1854 - 22 October 1921) & Ellen Elizabeth Hogarth (15 October 1867 - 31 May 1949)
married 17 September 1907

Albert Bertrand ( - ) & Ellen Elizabeth Hogarth (15 October 1867 - 31 May 1949)
married 1923

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