California Genealogy and History Archives
Civil War Veterans
NEWLON, WILLIAM W (1837-1913) El Carmelo Cem. (Monterey American August 9, 1913)
W.W. Newlon Passes Away
Mr. Newlon was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, 76 years ago and at the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted as First Lieutenant of the 195th Pennsylvania regiment, serving in both Company E and Company K for the first nine months, after which he was discharged on account of being disabled by an attack of typhoid fever.
He took up residence here in Pacific Grove nineteen years ago, to retire after having spent a very active life in the banking business, first as cashier of the Maryville National Bank in Missouri, and then as cashier of the Clorinda National Bank in Iowa.
In October 1863, Mr. Newlon married Miss Edith M. Gilbert, and of the four children from their union only two are now living, Mr. C.A. Cooper of Pacific Grove and Mrs. Ellen Rodgers of Danville, New York. His first wife’s death occurring in April of 1870, he remained a widower for twelve years, when he married Miss Eliza R. Detwiller of Maryville, Missouri, who survives him together with an only son Harry Newlon of San Francisco.
He was a member of five lodges and local chapters of the Masons, Eastern Star and G.A.R. and the St. Joseph, Missouri, Chapters of the Knights Templars and Shriners. He was a prominent in the church being an elder of the Presbyterian Church of Monterey. The funeral was held at the Mayflower Congregational Church at 2:30 Saturday afternoon, Rev. H.C. Fisk and Rev. J.H. Malcolm his pastor in Iowa officiating.
(Pacific Grove Daily Review August 9,
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|Researched and Compiled by :
Timothy P. Reese, PCC of Salinas , CA. & Robert L. Nelson ,PCC. of
Santa Cruz.CA. Both members of the “Sons of Union Veterans of the
Civil War”. Department of California & Pacific. Camp Abraham
Lincoln # 10. The Reese-Nelson CWV-MC Data Base