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Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA?  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

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 of Indians, still is called by its Indian name. The first minister of Newton was a son of the apostle.

Newton is nearly surrounded by Charles River, the falls of which furnish excellent sites for mi... 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 S. E. of Concord, 7 N. of Dedham, and 7 miles west from Boston. Population, 3,037. There are five churches, 2 Congregational, 2 Baptist, and. 1 Episcopal. The Newton Theological Seminary, under the patr... 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 to a bed chamber. The express company refused to receive the box, which was valued at $300, on account of its insecurity. The box was left standing on an end, with the man in it, at the express office, ... 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

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

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 southeast, with an angle of Brookline thrust deeply between them. Needham and Wellesley bound the southwest side; Weston the west; and Waltham and Watertown the north. The Charles River divides it entire... 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

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 Newton Theological Institute, and manufactures of cotton, worsteds, machinery, hosiery, motor vehicles, pianos, dry-plates, starch, paper, silk, cordage, chemicals, etc. A city government was organized... Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born and/or Died Here

  Dorothee Alexander (abt. 1660, - April 1733, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA)

America/USA  Sandra Elnora Bean (9 August 1944, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA - 2 September 2010, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  Wesley Harry Bean (19 June 1916, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA - 20 August 1971, Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro))
America/USA  Wesley Harry Bean (25 January 1940, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA - 22 July 2001, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA)

America/USA  William Beecher (abt. 1805, Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 10 January 1893, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA)

America/USA  John Staples Craft (9 January 1733, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA - 6 May 1816, Minot, Androscoggin, Maine, USA)

America/USA  Rebecca Darby (15 July 1793, Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA - 7 December 1853, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA)

England  Ellen Elizabeth Hogarth (15 October 1867, England (Great Britain) (United Kingdom) - 31 MAY 1949, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA)

America/USA  Elizabeth Park (12 May 1731, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA - 28 December 1802, Minot, Androscoggin, Maine, USA)

America/USA  Silena Elnora Perry (08 October 1919, Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA - 05 December 2002, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA)

America/USA  Charlotte Irene Rheel (14 April 1904, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA - 10 March 1909, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  George Phillip Rheel (5 April 1854, Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA - 22 October 1921, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Mabel E Rheel (20 September 1889, Saugus, Essex, Massachusetts, USA - 22 September 1945, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

America/USA  Roger Sherman (19 April 1721, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA - 23 July 1793, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

America/USA  Minna Ernestine "Minnie Alice" Theinert (6 October 1861, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA - 28 March 1903, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

America/USA  Francis Turner (10-23-11, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA - April 2 2006, Wolfeboro, Carroll, New Hampshire, USA)
America/USA  Frank Turner (, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA - , Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

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

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