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LONG AND USEFUL LIFE IS ENDED AT EARLY HOUR TODAY

Mrs. Ida Etta Newell of Waltonville, One of County's Grandest 
characters, Will be Buried Sunday, Services at 10 a.m.

Mrs Ida Etta Newell, widow of Ichabod Newell, died at 7 o'clock this 
morning at her home in Waltonville.

Her age was 75 years, 1 month and 12 days.

She was born near Old Williamsburg, July 5, 1859.

Mrs Newell is survived by three children, W. R. Newell, James P. Newell 
and Mrs. Walton Hodge, all of Waltonville; thirteen grandchildren, and 
one great-grandchild; two brothers, Chas. T. Philp, Grover, Colo., 
Walter Philp, Waltonville, and two sisters, Mrs. W.N. Dodds, Mt. Vernon, 
and Mrs. George McMeen, Denver, Colo. Two sisters, died in childhood.  
One brother, Dr. Harry Philp of Benton, died in March, 1933.

Mrs. Newell was the second daughter of the late James W. and Augusta 
Kinne Philp.

Her husband, to whom she was married June 23, 1878, died in March, 
1910.

Mrs. Newell's death was due to typhoid fever.  She was one of the best 
known and best loved women in the southwestern part of Jefferson County 
and had many friends and relatives in Mt. Vernon.  She had been a 
member of the Waltonville M. E. church for about 50 years, having been 
converted during a meeting held by Rev. J. C. Kinison.  She was a regular 
attendant at church services.  No one was more faithful to the tenets of 
the church and her character was above reproach.

Mrs. Newell was a practical christian and delighted in assisting others 
when in her power, and was true to every obligation of life.  She 
continued the kindly ministrations characteristic of a well spent life, 
until her last illness, having assisted in caring for a little neighbor 
boy who had typhoid fever, until stricken herself about the first of 
August.

Her body is at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walton Hodge, and the 
funeral will be held in the Waltonville M. E. church at 10 a.m. Sunday, 
conducted by the Rev. J. C. Kinison.

Relatives are enroute from Colorado to attend the funeral.

*Note* from submitter: Ida Etta Newell died Aug. 17, 1934.


Date: August 1934
Source: Unknown local newspaper  
Submitted by; Rosemary Atkins * atkins5894@sbcglobal.net
Relationship: Granddaughter

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