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NEWLON, WILLIAM W (1837-1913) El Carmelo Cem. (Monterey American August 9, 1913)

W.W. Newlon Passes Away 
Wm. Went Newlon, one of Pacific Grove’s most prominent citizens, and a man widely known throughout the state passed away at his residence 580 Pine avenue, Thursday afternoon at 3:20 o’clock, after an illness of six weeks of intense suffering.

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, 1913) 
Funeral of W.W. Newlon 
The funeral of the late W.W. Newlon took place Saturday afternoon from the funeral parlors of J.K. Paul, thence to the Congregational church where religious services were held, conducted by the Revs. J.H. Malcolm and H.A. Fisk of the Monterey Presbyterian church, and the Rev. B.M. Palmer, pastor of the Congregational church. The ritualistic service of the G.A.R. was also held at the church. the auditorium was filled with sympathizing and sorrowing friends of the deceased and his family, and earnest tributes were paid to the worth and character of the deceased veteran. The flora offerings were many and beautiful, the orders and friends testifying with these silent but graceful tributes the esteem in which they held the departed. Conspicuous among the flora pieces were a pillow with the Masonic emblems in the center. A star by the Order Easter Star a cross by the Women’s Relief Corps and a wreath by; the Ladies Aid Society. After the services at the church the cortege proceeded to El Carmelo cemetery where the body was consigned in the earth according to the solemn and beautiful rites of the Masonic order, a large concourse of people witnessing the interment. The pallbearers, all Masons, were D.B. Fifield, harry Chivers, Frank I Wyeth, F.W. Ellis, M. Kohler, G.W. Cook.

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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