Ichabod Nigh Newell
Ichabod N., son of Asa B. and Eleanor Newell, was born near
Waltonville, Ill., Nov. 19, 1850.
On the 23d day of June, 1878, he was united in marriage to Miss Ida
Philp. This union was blessed with three children---Walter Raleigh, James
Philp and Elsie. These, with five brothers, George, Levi, Oscar,
Phillip, and Douglas, besides other relatives and a host of friends, are
given their cup of affliction in his death.
In the early part of the nineties, Rev. J. C. Kinison brought unto Bro.
Newell the glad story of salvation, and the Gospel which is the Power
of God unto the salvation of everyone that believeth found lodgement in
the richness of his heart and bore fruit, and on June the 30th, 1894,
he united with the Methodist Episcopal church in Williamsburg. Bro.
Newell was a man of high ideals and strong convictions. He was of
sterling worth to the church and community, and each coming year will only
reveal to us what we have lost in his death.
He was a loving husband, a devoted father, and a friend in deed to all
who had the privilege of knowing him.
On Thanksgiving day Bro. Newell came to church for the last time in the
flesh, but it can be truthfully said that never did we come together to
worship God, but what he was there in spirit.
Bro. Newell suffered patiently all these months with aneurism. In the
still small hours of the early morn, on June 19th, 1910, the angel of
death claimed the spirit of this good man, and the suffering tenement
house of clay was stilled, while the spirit winged its flight to God who
On the twentieth of June, 1910, sixteen years from the time he received
Bro. Newell into the church, Bro. Kinison was called to preach his
funeral, after which the remains were laid to rest in Knob Prairie cemetery
to await the morn of resurrection.
Submitted by: Rosemary Atkins